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44. Making fudge

Fudge always makes me feel like a child. Or sticky.

I've tried to make fudge a few times and failed every time. So today I tried a new method where you heat the ingredients in the microwave. It turned out pretty well So i'll have cute sweet treats for my colleagues on Valentines Day.


400g golden caster sugar

397g can condensed milk

140g salted butter, chopped into pieces

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

1 tbsp peanut butter

Grease and line a 20cm square baking tin with baking parchment. Put the sugar, condensed milk and butter in a large heatproof bowl (the mixture will bubble up as it cooks to roughly double its size), add a good pinch of salt and stir together.

Heat the mixture in the microwave on High for 10 mins, stirring every 2-3 mins. Keep an eye on the mixture, as it will bubble up and may go over the sides of the bowl.

Add the vanilla and peanut butter to the mixture, whisk together and heat on High for another 2 mins. The mixture should be caramel-coloured and thickened. Scrape into the tin and set aside for 45 mins to 1 hr until cool and firm before cutting.


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