Chocolate fudge

The Women's Institute fudge makes a great Christmas or birthday present wrapped up in a pretty home-made presentation box
Chocolate fudge
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  • Serves: 80
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes plus 4 hours refrigeration
  • Effort: easy


  • 115 g butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 405 g condensed milk
  • 115 g plain chocolate, broken into squares
  • 800 g icing sugar, sifted

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1. Place the butter in a large bowl and beat in the vanilla extract and condensed milk.

2. Place the chocolate squares in a bowl and set it over a pan of barely simmering water. Leave it to melt, remove from the heat and stir with a wooden spoon.

3. Allow the chocolate to cool and then beat it in, gradually, to the butter mixture. Beat in the icing sugar, a little at a time. When it has all been incorporated you should end up with a soft, dough-like mixture.

4. Line a 20 x 30 cm shallow baking tin with baking parchment paper. Press the mixture into the tin, ensuring that the surface is even. Using the tip of a sharp knife, mark the fudge into about 80 pieces and then place it in the fridge for at least 4 hours to set.

5. When the fudge has set, use the edges of the paper to lift it from the tin on to a large chopping board and cut it into the marked pieces. Wrap the fudge to give as gifts.

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