I've blogged my fudge recipe a few times before - it's quick, easy and very versatile. Just change a few small things and you can create any flavour you wish. I promise - this is far nicer than shop bought fudge.
It keeps a fair amount of time too - 2 > 3 weeks in a tupperware box in the fridge. I've never tried not refrigerating it - so no idea if it will survive non refrigerated for more than a few days.
The main thing is : DON'T FORGET TO STIR ! You do need to stir this stuff constantly or it will burn on the bottom of the pan in the blink of an eye....
2 cups (250ml liquid volume) of sugar
1/2 cup of evaporated milk
125g salted butter (or unsalted plus a pinch of salt)
1/4 cup of maple syrup
100g of marshmallows
125g white chocolate (chopped)
1/2 cup of chopped "add-ins" (in this case walnuts) - plus extra for the top
Put the sugar, evaporated milk, maple syrup, butter and marshmallows in a large heavy based pan. Do make sure it is a large pan - and preferably non stick - as this stuff can and will bubble volcanically ! There is nothing worse than getting hot sugar on your skin - it can inflict some rather serious burns.
Bring slowly to a rolling boil. As soon as a gentle rolling boil is achieved, time for 5 minutes.
Stir constantly - there will be some carmelized brown bits come to the surface. This will not appear in the finished product. If you stop stirring, it will catch and burn however.
As soon as the 5 minutes of boiling is up, stir in the chocolate and add ins until the chocolate is melted.
Immediately pour into a 9" square silicone bakeware pan or alternatively a 12 sponge finger mould as I used in the video and put some extra walnuts on top.
Leave to cool before slicing.
For other variations, try milk or dark chocolate, 3/4 cup of evaporated milk plus some vanilla, rosewater or other flavour extract. For alcoholic versions - use 1/2 cup of evaporated milk and 1/4 cup of alcohol (ie Bailey's, Malibu, Whisky, Cointreau, etc). For add-ins..... pretty much any dried fruit and nuts work, broken cookies, candy / sweets such as maltesers, m&m's etc.
Have fun creating and let me know what combinations you make !
Sarah-Jane Nash, www.siliconemoulds.com - September 2012