Ultimate Fudge

Using a tin of condensed milk and a lot of elbow grease and muscle power, this recipe only takes 15 minutes to prepare and mix up and another 25-30 minutely for the fudge to set properly. It is worth the work and the wait!

This recipe was taken from the Carnation website, super simple to follow, just make sure to keep stirring that pot and watch you don’t burn yourself. Hot sugar burns the worst!

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Ingredients

  • 397 g Tin of Condensed Milk
  • 150 ml Full fat milk
  • 450 g Demerara sugar
  • 115 g Butter

Method

  1. Place the ingredients into a large non-stick saucepan and melt over a low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Bring to the boil then simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring continuously and scraping the base of the pan. Take care while the mixture boils and during stirring as the fudge will be VERY hot! To test its ready drop a little of the mixture into a jug of ice-cold water. A soft ball of fudge should form. Or check with a sugar thermometer if you have one (approx 118°C).
  3. Remove from the heat and beat the fudge until very thick and starting to set (about 10 minutes). 
  4. Pour into the prepared tin and leave to cool before cutting into squares.

Depending on how you like your fudge this one is slightly crumbly with a soft buttery texture. There is still a heavy taste of condensed milk in the fudge, although reading other reviews just add a few glugs of baileys or vanilla extract and hey presto, flavoured fudge!

 

Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies

These are so delicious!  Everything you want a cookie to be. Soft, chewy and never going to make it to the cooling rack. Above all, this recipe is so easy to follow, you don’t even need a free standing mixer or electric whisk!

This recipe was taken from the Carnation website.

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Ingredients

 

  • 225 g butter, softened
  • 225 g caster sugar
  • 170 g Carnation Condensed Milk
  • 200 g oats
  • 150 g self raising flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 150 g raisins

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180◦C, (160◦C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 4.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and condensed milk until pale. Mix in the flour, oats and cinnamon and then finally the raisins.
  3. Roll the dough into 20 golf ball sized balls and place on baking trays, spacing well apart.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes until golden. Enjoy with a cuppa!

 

Top Tip

If you’re not a fan of raisins, just replace them with chocolate chips! They keep soft and chewy for up to 2 weeks when stored in an airtight container!