Best melt in the mouth vanilla fudge recipePosted by Fiona Nevile in Christmas, Desserts, Sweets and Candy | 18 comments
Danny loves fudge. A few weeks ago he bought some fudge in Newmarket. It was inedible, chewy, tasteless stuff. Danny has a sweet tooth and a passion for cheap sweets and even he couldn’t get beyond the first mouthful and threw the rest away.
Somewhere in the back of my mind I remembered making fudge as a child – or rather watching my mum making fudge. We used to make sweets as Christmas presents individually wrapped in cellophane like little jewels.
I trawled the internet for recipes – there were millions of them but this one by Nick Dudley-Jones caught my eye. The recipe had been passed to him by a Pastry World Cup winner and Grandmaster Chocolatier.
This fudge is made using double cream – and beware it is totally moreish. Where this recipe differs from most is that the fudge is beaten as it cools. The results are spectacular a true melt in the mouth fudge. In fact this is the best fudge that I have ever tasted.
Making fudge can be a messy business so use a long handled wooden spoon and stand well back from the saucepan during the stirring stage as it is apt to spit in a gloopy sort of way.
Danny and my mum spent quite some time ‘admiring’ the gate side stand/sampling the fudge on Boxing Day. I give away free samples to tempt fudge lovers to buy a small bag.
Next project is home made toffee. Any one got a good recipe out there?
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