I was frantically cooking for a family picnic when I came across this recipe. We love sweet things in this house and wouldn’t hear of having a picnic without something sweet to finish it off. Usually that something sweet is fudge. In a cruel twist of fate, I hate making fudge and am consequently pretty bad at it with consistent failures. I wondered if I could perhaps make it in the microwave and acheive the same results as if I had made it the traditional way.
So the search began for a microwave recipe that I liked and that didn’t contain cocoa because as is always the case when I need it I had inconveniently run out. This is the recipe I eventually used and adapted to get a good result.
This particular recipe is for Russian Fudge but I see no reason why It wouldn’t work with your favourite fudge. I had only one problem and that was more to do with containing my gluteny than actually cooking it. Give it a go and let me know how you do.
- 2 1/2 cups caster sugar
- 1/2 tin sweetened condensed milk
- 125 gms butter, cubed into small pieces
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1 tblsp golden syrup
- 1 pinch salt
Place all ingrdients in a large microwaveable bowl. Mix well. The butter will remain in lumps but this is not a problem. Line a 20cm square cake tin with baking paper. Microwave on high for 3 minutes then stir. Repeat this until fudge is thick and no longer rises up the sides of the bowl. It will take approximately 12 minutes depending on your microwave. Remove from microwave and beat for 2 minutes with a wooden spoon. Pour the mixture into your prepared cake tin and stand for 5 minutes. Slice into pieces in the tin and leave to harden in fridge.