Tuesday, 19 December 2017

On the Seventh Day of Parenting - Mini Gifts Made Simple

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This year the children and I have been making fudge to give as mini gifts to friends and family, and also to have on hand in case of visitors with unexpected presents!

It's hugely simple - I can't even remember where I found the basic recipe, but it's used a lot on this Fudge group on Facebook. We use the basic recipe and then mix it up a bit with different additions and flavours.

Basic Fudge Recipe
Pop your ingredients in the slow cooker
2 x cans Condensed Milk - I buy mine from Lidl, because it's cheaper and not made by Nestlé!
800g Chocolate - the cheaper the better

Place ingredients in slow cooker on high.
Stir every 10 minutes, for approximately 1 hour.
Line a tin with clingfilm, and pour in the fudge.
Cool and refrigerate overnight.
Cut into squares.


Chocolate Orange
Use 300g Orange Chocolate (or 2 x Terry's Chocolate Oranges)
500g of Plain or Milk Chocolate 
Top with Terry's Sensations

800g of White Chocolate
2 tsp dried Ginger
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg. 
 Top with Mini Gingerbread Man sprinkles.
Gingerbread Fudge

Christmas Pudding 
400g Plain Chocolate
400g Milk Chocolate
1/2tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Mixed Spice
1 tbsp Brandy Butter
Stir in 1 mini Christmas Pudding at the end, then top with a second.

Orange & Cranberry
800g White Chocolate
100g Dried Cranberries
1/2-1 tsp Orange Extract or Cointreau
Top with some sparkly sugar or sprinkles.

White Chocolate & Cranberry Fudge
We pop the fudge into cellophane bags and tie up with a nice ribbon.
The fudge we made at Easter
If made in advance, the fudge lasts a while in the fridge, or can even be frozen. Wrap it, unchopped, in baking paper, in a freezer bag to store. If frozen, pop in the fridge to defrost slowly.

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