Really Easy Chocolate and Vanilla fudge

Tray Bakes | June 10, 2015 | By

If there’s ever a market in town that happens to have a stall selling fudge, then you can bet you’ll find me there. To say I’m a big fan of fudge is an understatement! I love browsing all the different flavours and taking a big mixed bag of the stuff home with me. Among my favourites are: rum and raisin; rocky road; classic vanilla; and of course, chocolate!

 

Fudge is one of the recipes I remember learning in school, and maybe that’s where my love for it first developed. It’s really easy to make, as it requires few ingredients. It’s a good thing too, because I for one was not in the mood for abandoning my PJ’s and getting dressed to go out shopping! 
 
If you read Monday’s post about my tips on reducing food waste then you’ll be glad to know that these fudge goodies came about after I spotted the double cream in my fridge was near its use by date, and there wasn’t that much left of it either. I didn’t want to throw it out…so a chocolate fudge delight was born!
 
Mine aren’t exactly the smoothest sugar shots in town, but they taste really good – not dry, not hard, and certainly don’t have a grainy texture – just gorgeous chocolate and vanilla flavours coming through!
 

 

Chocolate and Vanilla fudge
Yields 28
Little bite sized pieces of chocolate and vanilla fudge.
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Ingredients
  1. 250g dark chocolate (70%)
  2. 1 tbsp unsalted butter, softened.
  3. 4 tbsp double cream
  4. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  5. A pinch of salt
  6. 200g icing sugar
Instructions
  1. Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. Break the chocolate up in pieces and put it in a heatproof bowl along with the butter, double cream, vanilla extract and salt.Β Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and keep stirring until the chocolate has completely melted and all the ingredients are well combined.
  3. Remove from the heat and slowly sift in the icing sugar, beating with a wooden spoon.
  4. Put the mixture into the loaf tin, smoothing it down and place in the fridge to chill until firm.
  5. Once chilled, remove from the loaf tin and using a knife slice the fudge into little squares.
Notes
  1. Yield: 28 pieces
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What’s your favourite fudge combination? 

 

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    Emma
    June 11, 2015

    I love fudge, i would be very happy to receive these in the post haha =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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      Sarah
      June 15, 2015

      I tried to make it as easy as possible. It gets a bit trickier with caster sugar!

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    Holly Olivia
    June 10, 2015

    I haven’t made fudge in ages but this has inspired me to make some again! It would be nice with orange as well, to make chocolate orange fudge.

    Holly x

    hollyoliviacreates.blogspot.co.uk

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      Sarah
      June 15, 2015

      Oh gosh – yes Holly, orange would be delicious to add!

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    Spoon Me
    June 10, 2015

    I’m so with you on the rockyroad fudge, definitely a favourite of mine too! These look delicious. I don’t think I’ve ever tried making my own fudge but your recipe makes it seem so easy and simple I’ll have to give it a go! πŸ™‚

    http://www.spoonme.weebly.com

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      Sarah
      June 15, 2015

      I tried to keep it as simple as poss – hope you like them if you make them! πŸ™‚

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