How To Make Vanilla fudge Recipe. Recipe For Vanilla fudge. Homemade fudge makes a fabulous gift wrapped up for Christmas or any special occasion. Our recipe for these buttery sweets is well worth the effort.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 40 mins - 1 hr
Plus overnight cooling
Cuts into 36 pieces
FUDGE KNOW-HOW: SUGAR CRYSTALS
Fudge gets its melt-in-the-mouth consistency from the small sugar crystals that are created by beating the mixture as it cools. If you beat the mixture before it has cooled to 110C, you will encourage larger crystals to form, which can result in a grainy texture.
FUDGE KNOW-HOW: TEMPERATURE
You need to be precise when making sweets and confectionery, so it’s worth investing in a sugar thermometer.
FUDGE KNOW-HOW: BEST RESULTS
For the best result, beat the mixture until it has almost set, then pour into a tin and smooth over.