This delicious fudge is a perfect gift for young and old and will make you popular at any family gathering. Simply choose a decorative box and it will look just like the expensive shop-bought version.
- 115g softened, unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 395g condensed milk
- 255g plain chocolate, broken into squares
- 800g sifted icing sugar, sifted
Line a 20cm x 30cm shallow baking tin with baking paper.
Place the butter in a large bowl and beat in the vanilla extract and condensed milk until smooth. Melt the chocolate squares in a bain-marie or microwave, remove from heat and stir with a wooden spoon. Allow the chocolate to cool and then gradually beat it in to the butter mixture. Beat in the icing sugar a little at a time. Keep beating until the mixture becomes soft and dough-like.
Press the mixture into the tin ensuring that the surface is even. Mark lines in the fudge into 60 pieces and allow to set in the fridge for at least four hours.
Once set, turn the fudge onto a board and cut into pieces.