Blogmas Day 22 – Christmas Fudge Recipe (from a fiction book)!

Helloooo guys! Welcome back to another day of Blogmas 2018 and today we have some more fun bookish content, this time with food! Reading about characters eating delicious sounding food never fails to make me hungry so including recipes in a fiction book is the perfect match. ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ“š

61WlOo-CCpL._SX316_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgI love baking (even though sometimes my sweets look a little rustic ๐Ÿ˜‚) and what better time of year to indulge in some yummy treats!

This recipe is taken from Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweet Shop by Jenny Colgan and can be found on page 394. There are also recipes for Snowballs, Millionaire Shortbread, Toffee, Candied Peanuts and Cheesecake – all perfect for this time of year!

IMG-3907.JPGIngredients:

  • 300ml milk
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract

Method:

Butter a long container for setting first, and line with baking paper.

Then over a very low heat put the milk, caster sugar and butter in a heavy pan. Bring to the boil (I say this every year, but please remember how hot this stuff gets), and keep stirring continuously.

Fetch a glass of ice water. When it looks and smells ‘fudgy’, drop a little of the mixture off a spoon into the ice water. It should form a soft ball and then you know it’s ready.

You can add the vanilla, plus chopped nuts, little marshmallows – or anything you want to fudge – once it has hit that stage. Just mix it in well until the glossiness has gone.

You can set this at room temperature (it can go a bit weird in the fridge) and cut when entirely cool.

My Experience:

I loved that there weren’t many ingredients to this recipe, meaning that you don’t have to rush around buying things that you won’t use again.

I did find it a bit difficult to know when the fudge was done as it took a looong time for the mixture to become ‘fudgy’. You also need to keep stirring as it’s easy for the mixture to stick to the bottom of the pan and burn.

But! The end product (although definitely not anywhere near professional quality ๐Ÿ˜‚) did taste super good and I’m looking forward to trying out the recipe again with some added ingredients!

What did you think of this recipe? Have you read this book? Or is this book on your TBR list? Iโ€™d love to know! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป

Thank you for checking out my Blogmas 2018 posts and I canโ€™t wait to share the rest with you! Check back tomorrow for more festive fun 

Iโ€™d also just like to point out that I donโ€™t want to cause any offence to those who donโ€™t celebrate Christmas, these posts are just a bit of fun to go along with my own personal celebrations.

You can always find me over on Instagram and Twitter if you fancy a book (or Christmas) chat! ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐ŸŽ„

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6 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 22 – Christmas Fudge Recipe (from a fiction book)!

  1. Loved this post Hannah! Not read this book (or heard of it to be fair) but it looks really cute and I’m a sucker for getting the opportunity to make sweet treats…so if a book encourages that even better! That fudge actually looks pretty good, plus all the chefs seem to love the ‘rustic’ look.

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