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25 Days of Shanghai Christmas: Dec 21 Rich Creamy Chocolate Fudge


Chocolate fudge is one of those essential Christmas sweets that every cook has a favourite recipe for. This fudge gets made every year at around this time and lasts about as long as it takes to put a ribbon around a box of it. The thing I like about this recipe is that it doesn’t need fresh cream (which I can’t buy in Shanghai), or glucose syrup (even more impossible) and is so simple kids can make it. The fudge is quite soft, and so I have wrapped pieces of it individually so they don’t stick to one another. It will take you about 15 minutes to make, from start to finish.





Rich Creamy Chocolate Fudge


Ingredients
  • 400g can sweetened condensed milk
  • 100g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 250g (1 1/4 cups, firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 1 tbs golden syrup
  • 100g good-quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
Method

  • Brush a 20cm square pan with a small amount of melted butter to grease, then line with non-stick baking paper
  • Place condensed milk, butter, brown sugar and golden syrup in a heavy based suacepan
  • Heat over low heat until sugar dissolved and buuter melted, and bubbles appear on the surface
  • Add chocolate and stir until smooth and well combined. 
  • Pour immediately into the prepared pan. 
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm. 
  • Cut the fudge into squares and wrap in paper
  • Keep in a cool place

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05534995329796858222 frances t

    This looks delicious, and very fattening. You've been watching reruns of "Two Fat Ladies" I think!! But I will make this. Too tempting to ignore….and I'll try NOT to eat too much of it. I'll share it around…
    Frances

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11390453342365399230 Fiona

    No,no,no….it's completely calorie free! Which is why a certain person related to you has already finished the first batch…

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11977371951644293169 briarrose

    The classics are always welcome. 😉

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11390453342365399230 Fiona

    I agree…I always do a lot more traditional baking and cooking at Christmas, although part of me is dying to get back to street food and stir-fries 😉

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00581761828143139038 Libby

    The paper is lovely! Maybe I should start individually wrapping my fudge to make it last longer! (My favorite recipe is the coconut milk fudge from My Sweet Vegan.)

    Hope you're enjoying the holidays!

  • http://astrongbeliefinwicker.blogspot.com/ Louise

    This looks amazing. It's a shame that we're finally starting to have a summer in Australia, and it's not quite fudge weather at the moment. I will bookmark this with the other thousand or so recipes I just have to try, and try to remember it for later when the weather is more appropriate. And I agree about the wrapping, makes them look even more exquisite!