Fudge

I’m sorry for disappearing on you all lately – I’ve had an unbelievably shitty week (excuse my French) and haven’t been in the mood to share anything until today. Stuff seems to be brightening up a little now though. 

Today I made fudge! Well, I made fudge last weekend too as a trial, but today I made three different recipes, and they were all amazing. I just have to share them with you! They all come from a fab site called Jane’s Patisserie, which I found via Pinterest.
First up, Lemon Meringue Fudge. This is absolutely insane – I tested it last weekend, and everyone at work loved it.
You will need:

1x 397g tin of condensed milk
400g white chocolate chips
3tsp lemon extract (original recipe calls for 2tsp, but I love mine really lemony)
125g icing sugar, sifted
6-8 meringues, crushed
Yellow food colouring (optional)

1) Line a tin with parchment paper

2) Put the white chocolate, condensed milk and lemon extract into a saucepan and melt on a low heat. Stir continuously so that the chocolate doesn’t burn. Once melted, add food colouring (if using).

3) Tip in the sifted icing sugar and combine.

4) Pour in most of the crushed meringue and stir through. Pour into the tin and smooth out, before sprinkling on the rest of the meringue pieces. Gently push these into the top of the fudge/

5) Refrigerate for 3-4hrs, or until set, and then slice into desired size pieces.
The batch I made last weekend was delicious. I didn’t use the food colouring on that one, and it had a yellowy/creamy colour to it. Today I added some yellow food colouring and it definitely adds a bit of zing to it! 
Next up, I went for Chocolate Orange Fudge. Probably my least favourite of the three, but still yummy!
You will need:

1x 397g tin of condensed milk
400g Terry’s Chocolate Orange (chopped)
25g butter (I went for unsalted, but you apparently use either)
1tsp orange extract (optional but I used it)
125g icing sugar, sifted
100g white chocolate
Orange food colouring
Orange sprinkles

1) Line a tin with parchment paper

2) Put the condensed milk, chocolate orange (these weigh approx 150g each, so I used 2.5 for the melting, and the last half for decorating), butter and orange extract (if using) into a saucepan and melt on a low heat. Keep stirring so the chocolate doesn’t catch on the bottom.

3) Once melted, tip in the icing sugar and combine. Pour into your tin and cool for an hour or so.

4) Once cool, melt the white chocolate with the orange food colouring, and drizzle over the fudge. Sprinkle over the leftover chocolate orange and your sprinkles.

5) Leave to set in the fridge again for 3-4hrs and then cut up to your desired shapes and sizes.
It’s that simple! The house smelt awesome while I was making this one.
Last but not least, Bailey’s fudge. Who doesn’t love a bit of Bailey’s eh?
You will need:

1x 397g tin of condensed milk
300g dark chocolate
300g milk chocolate
75g icing sugar (sifted)
125ml Bailey’s (I used the coffee one)

1) Line a tin with parchment paper

2) Melt the dark chocolate, milk chocolate and condensed milk in a saucepan, stirring continuously so it doesn’t burn.

3) Once melted, add the Bailey’s and combine.

4) Stir in the icing sugar and continue to stir until smooth.

5) Pour into the tin and refrigerate for 5-6hrs. Remove once set and slice into squares!
This one is so naughty. It tastes incredible, and using the coffee Bailey’s gave it a little something extra. 
What is the occasion for all this sugar? It’s my birthday on Tuesday, and at work we always supply baked goods on our birthday. I’m not so much of a cake maker, so I thought I’d give fudge a try, to be different! I’m going to take it all in tomorrow, so it’ll be a day early but who cares.
Anyway, I had loads of fun making it all, and I’m now going to scour over Jane’s Patisserie for more recipes!

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