Make your own fudge

Make your own fudge


  1. Put everything, except the Old Speckled Hen, into a large saucepan. Heat over a low heat until the sugar has all dissolved.
  2. Gently bring the mixture to the boil and simmer it for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently to stop it sticking to the pan. Take care while the mixture boils and during stirring, as the fudge will be very hot!
  3. If you have a sugar thermometer boil until the temperature reaches 118°C. 
  4. If you do not have one after simmering for 10 minutes, drop some mixture into a glass of ice cold water. If it forms a soft ball of fudge, it is ready. If not boil for a little longer and repeat the process.
  5. Take the fudge off the heat and beat with a wooden spoon, adding a splash of Old Speckled Hen every few seconds. Beat for about 8-10 minutes until it goes thick and firm and beginning to set
  6. Pour the mix into a greaseproof-lined tin. Let it cool for about half an hour and then cut into squares.

Recipe from Old Speckled Hen

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Makes a wonderful gift for all ocassions. Just find a pretty box and some charming decorations to go with it


420g demerara sugar
115ml milk
120g unsalted butter
1 x 397g of condensed milk
60-80ml Old Speckled Hen


Time: 30 minutes
Serves: n/a
Nutrition: n/a