Our wedding chocolate fudge

Friday, November 19, 2010

I thought to share this recipe with you now as this is a favourite we make each year for those little Christmas gifts for people like dance teachers, Sunday school teachers etc.  Although it needs to be made the day ahead, it keeps well (well until anyone knows it's sitting there in the fridge - LOL)  It is thoroughly delicious - being melt in your mouth creamy without loosing the traditional fudge texture.

We made this fudge for the bombonieres at our wedding.  I remember when we made it a few days before the wedding.  Mum, my sisters & Grandma where all there helping in various capacities, but it was my Grandad who bore the brunt of it- it was his job to stir the BIG pots of fudge (we made white & chocolate) - & in such large quantities it took hours of stirring.  Well poor Grandad had a sore shoulder the next day, but I will always remember his hours of stirring!

Our wedding Chocolate Fudge:

INGREDIENTS:  4 cups of icing sugar ( you need to use pure icing sugar here, not icing mixture); 155mls cream; 150g butter; 175g chocolate (you can use white for white chocolate fudge - of course I used milk chocolate); 1 tbs honey or syrup (the actual recipe says liquid glucose - I use what's on hand which for us is always honey since we still have half of the bucket we were given);

*     Stir all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.  Bring slowly to the boil stirring constantly.
*     Boil for 4 mins or until golden.
*     Remove from heat & beat with a wooden spoon until thick & cool.  Pour into moulds or dish or paddy papers.
*     Refrigerate & set ( this takes at least half a day).

It does take a lot of stirring, but it's worth it.  I just made a double batch  before I realised that we still have a fair few weeks of Sunday School left between now & Christmas - wonder if it freezes?



Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting that Renata, I will definitely give it a try and make for my kids teachers ;)
I always enjoy your blog!

waikikimum said...

Yum, that looks fabulous. I will be trying this for the festive season. Can you buy pure icing sugar at the supermarket or is it from a cake decorating store? Thanks for posting this. Kathy

Grandma said...

Haha.....as if it would keep that long!!!!mmmm wish I was there...Sorry for missing your call - enjoy all that fudge ! (or keep it hidden!) Lots of love to all, Mum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Heather said...

Mmmmmm....we love fudge! It looks fantastic!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

I love fudge but so many have the wrong texture....I can tell just from your Photo yours is perfect!...(I know Sad I can tell but hey I like fudge!)
What I want to know is how do they make the Caramel version???
I want to make lots of Chrissy goodies and this one I am printing off for the line up!

junglemama said...

This sounds and looks really yummy!

Smilie girl said...

Mmmm. We just might have to give that a go!

the happy sparrow said...

This fudge looks delicious! think I might give it a try. Hope you're well Renata. Missed seeing you when you were up. Much love to you and your beautiful family :) love lots, Martine

Linda Stubbs said...

Oh my........beautiful Renata! We love fudge in our family. I always make it for CHRISTmas at our HOME. This recipe is different than mine......but it looks nummy! I will have to try.

I have not had internet for 7 days. So glad it is back. It is real slow....but at least I have it!

Hugs, Linda

Cassandra said...

Oooohh yummy! I am going to try this ! I'll let you know how it goes , hope your having a good day.

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