Salted Caramel Fudge For The Home Cook

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How to make salted caramel fudge for the home cook - great christmas gifts
I am very excited today to introduce our new resident home cook, Kellie!
kellie (1 of 1)Kellie is going to be bringing you a range of recipes and meal ideas for the home cook, because, well health and happiness depend a lot on food and cooking.  Today we are showing you how to make home cooked Salted Caramel Fudge perfect for Christmas gifts or parties with our resident home cook, Kellie. An easy cheap recipe full of YUM!
When it comes to food we are big advocates of an “everything in moderation” approach, being sensible and enjoying food. We do not advocate any particular restrictive or fad diet unless you have health requirements, like I do. We want to share recipes you can decide to pick, or not.
 
And we are kicking off with a fabulous one for this time of year with Kellie’s Salted Caramel Fudge, perfect for Christmas presents
Enjoy!
Helen
xx

how to bake salted caramel fudgeHow to Make Home Cooked Salted Caramel Fudge

Ingredients


 
2 cups soft brown sugar firmly packed
1 tin full cream evaporated milk
150gm salted butter
1tsp high quality sea salt flakes
1 tbs vanilla
1/4 chopped almonds or any other nut you would like, or even dried fruit like cranberries would be lovely with the nuts (optional)


how to bake salted caramel fudge

how to bake salted caramel fudgeMethod

  1. Line a square cake pan with glad bake leaving some overhang for easy removal.
  2. Place sugar, evaporated milk and butter in a heavy based saucepan.
  3. Slowly bring to the boil over medium heat stirring occasionally until you reach a rolling boil.
  4. Reduce heat slightly and boil stirring constantly for about twenty minutes or until 115°c is reached on a candy or meat thermometer. I find a rubber spatula is the best tool for the job as it gets into the curve of the pot. If you don’t have a thermometer you can test a drop of the mixture in a glass of cold water, it should hold a ball and you should be able to roll it between your fingers.
  5. The mixture will be dark brown, very thick and glossy. Once this is achieved take it off the heat and transfer to a standing mixer bowl and allow to cool for ten minutes.
  6. If you don’t have a standing mixer just leave in the pot and use hand beaters.
  7. Add the vanilla and half the sea salt and beat on high for 5 minutes, the mixture will lose some of its gloss and take on a slightly gritty texture.
  8. Pour into the tin and sprinkle evenly with remaining salt and almonds or any other chopped nuts you like, lightly pressing the nuts in to the surface.
  9. Allow to chill in the fridge for an hour and then cut into small squares and package for gifts, or stash and scoff with a cuppa when everyone’s gone to bed!

how to bake salted caramel fudge
how to bake salted caramel fudge
how to bake salted caramel fudge
how to bake salted caramel fudge
**Please note, this is not a recipe to be made when you are time poor or distracted. You need to stir constantly for the whole 20 minutes and the high sugar content of the recipe means it will burn within seconds of inattention. And remember, boiling sugar is like lava and can cause serious burns, send the kids and fur babies outside or wait till everyone’s out/sleeping/watching Frozen for the 17,000th time. 🙂
Other than that it is simple, has very few ingredients and is quite budget friendly. My guesstimate per batch is under $5.
Happy festive baking!!
Kellie
xxSalted Caramel Fudge (1 of 1)
 

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15 Comments

  1. Helene Wild on December 15, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Fabulous work U0001f31f

  2. Nanette Donlon on December 15, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Ohhhhhh….. That wouldn’t make it to anyone for a present … Yummy. Am an utter addict for salted caramel.

  3. Recycled Interiors on December 15, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    yes that is an issue! U0001f601U0001f601U0001f601

  4. Kate Lofthouse on December 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    So so good to see a REAL fudge recipe instead of this slow cooker crap that’s all over FB these days. Also if you don’t have time to make your own Aldi is selling fudge that is the bomb at the moment. Made from butter and sugar and all the other good traditional fudge stuffU0001f60bU0001f60bU0001f60b

  5. Jenny Swadling on December 16, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Where is Aldi Kate?

  6. Suzanne Meakin on December 16, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Is this a creamy or sugary type fudge?

  7. Kellie Gill on December 16, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Hi Suzanne Meakin, It is super creamy, super rich and super hard to stop eating. It is just heaven and very traditional, English style fudge.

  8. Kellie Gill on December 16, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Thank you so much Kate. I agree, slow cookers are fabulous and definitely have a place in my kitchen, but for something like this nothing beats putting in that extra time and love for the perfect end result x

  9. Kellie Gill on December 16, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Give it a try Nanette, you won’t be disappointed!

  10. Recycled Interiors on December 17, 2015 at 5:23 am

    wonderful! thanks for sharing x

  11. Recycled Interiors on December 17, 2015 at 5:24 am

    oh thank you!

  12. Kate Lofthouse on December 17, 2015 at 8:41 am

    You’re welcome Kellie. I love my slow cooker too but so not for fudge. Going to get all the ingredients next time I’m in town. Love love love real fudge. Probably why my clothes seem to keep shrinkingU0001f600U0001f600

  13. Kate Lofthouse on December 17, 2015 at 8:41 am

    There’s one here in Cowra Jenny Swadling you will have to pop over!!U0001f61bU0001f61b

  14. Jenny Swadling on December 18, 2015 at 10:51 am

    After a 12hour drive yesterday KAte just thinking the extra 2 and a half might wait for another time! Would love to see what you are doing with the place though.

  15. Kate Lofthouse on December 18, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Yeah fair enough I understand how you feel. After I got here the other week Tony kept saying oh when you go into Cowra you can get this, do that etc etc. last thing I wanted to do was get back in my car. Place is starting to look better tho getting sone of the garden under control. Have washed the walls of our pool liner blue bedroom and lime green laundry ready to be painted. Just need a paint pot to put the paint in. (Procrastination 101)? You will fit to come check the place out some time!

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