How to Make Vanilla Fudge

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Do you have a sweet tooth? Do you prefer homemade treats to store-bought goodies? This simple recipes guide you step by step through how to make tasty vanilla fudge. It's easy to make, and you'll love the flavor. It is also a creamy treat that's wonderful for parties.

Making Basic and Easy Vanilla Fudge

  1. Prepare your work area. You will want to have a clear, level space with everything laid out, ready to work in. Get out a 9 x 5 inch pan, saucepan, measuring cups, bowls and spoons and clear some fridge space to chill your finished fudge. Having a clear work area makes it easier to make the fudge.
  2. Grease the pan. Use vegetable oil, butter, margarine or canola oil and then set aside. Make sure you always grease your pan when making fudge. If you do not, then your fudge will stick to the pan.
  3. Mix the icing sugar and butter together in a saucepan. Stir until creamy and smooth. Make sure there are no lumps before moving onto the next step. This is very important because if you have lumps your fudge will not be smooth.
  4. Turn your stove on to a low heat temperature. Place your saucepan on the stove. If you are using a gas burner turn it onto the lowest setting as the pots can get to hot very easily.
  5. Add the milk, vanilla extract, and salt into the pot. Stir the ingredients together. Make sure the mixture is a little bit thick before moving onto the next step.
  6. Continue to stir on low heat, then add the remaining ingredients. When the mixture is smooth, pour quickly into the greased pan.
  7. Allow to cool enough to touch. Then put it into the fridge to set. It usually takes five hours for the fudge to set or you can place it in the fridge overnight.
  8. Cut into squares when it has set. Place the fudge on a plate or platter and enjoy!

Making Dairy-Free Vanilla Fudge

  1. Grease a loaf pan with butter or oil. Make sure you get all the corners in. You can also grease your pan with vegetable spray oil.
  2. Mix sugar, dairy free milk, corn syrup and salt in a pan. Cook over a medium heat, stirring until the the sugar dissolves. It should be bubbling by now. Make sure that all the ingredients are smooth.
  3. Simmer to correct temperature. If you have a candy thermometer then continue cooking until it reaches 235 °F (113 °C), or until it forms a soft ball when you drop a small amount into a glass of cold water. This is called the soft ball stage.
  4. Take it off the heat. Add the margarine and leave to cool for an hour or two.
    • Don't stir the margarine in, drop it in gently.
  5. Cool the candy. When the candy is 120 °F (49 °C) on the candy thermometer or the bottom of the pan is just warm to the touch (about 10 minutes), it is considered cool.
  6. Add in the vanilla paste. Stir with a wooden spoon until the fudge gets thick and is no longer glossy (approximately five to seven minutes). Make sure that your fudge has not been over boiled.
    • Do not over-mix this; if you do, it will begin to set in the pan.
  7. Pour the mixture into the buttered pan. Place the pan into the fridge in order to let it cool. The fudge will set within five to seven hours. Never put the fudge in the freezer, even if you would like it to be ready sooner. If you place it there, it won't turn out the best.
  8. Cut into squares and place in a platter or plate. Enjoy!

Making Creamy Vanilla Fudge

  1. Get out a pot and place it on a stove.
  2. Mix sugar, corn syrup and light cream and bring it to a boil. Stir the ingredients when it is boiling to ensure that there are no lumps.
  3. Slowly add in the butter and salt. Let this boil on high for 5 minutes.
  4. Add in the vanilla and mix well. Then place in the greased pan. Place in a cooler or fridge in order to let it set. It takes about three to four hours to set.
  5. Try serving them on a platter. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Basic and Easy Vanilla Fudge
  • 3 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
Dairy-Free Vanilla Fudge
  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 2/3 cup dairy-free milk or dairy-free cream
  • 2 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tablespoon dairy free margarine
  • 2 tsp vanilla paste
Creamy Vanilla Fudge
  • 1¾ cup white sugar
  • 3 tbsp. corn syrup
  • ⅛ cup light cream
  • 1½ tbsp. butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Tips

  • When making the fudge, keep a bit of icing sugar near by. Adding a little bit of icing sugar when it is to thin is helpful towards keeping it the right consistently.
  • Store in an airtight container and place in a fridge or in a cooler area.
  • Homemade fudge is a nice gift. Pop some in a small cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon for a simple yet thoughtful gift.
  • Avoid using hard butter to oil your pan. It can be hard to get around the sides, and when making fudge it is important that your fudge is greased all around.
  • Using goat milk can later the taste a little bit. To help it stay the same, add into the batter 1/2 Tsp. icing sugar and 1/4 Tsp. of salt. This can help.

Warnings

  • Do not boil or overheat the fudge.
  • Do not make a double batch. If you do, it could easily be the wrong consistency. If you want two batches, make each separately.
  • Always grease your pan. If you do not, the fudge will not come out of the pan.
  • Since fudge has quite a bit of sugar in it, it can easily burn. Always watch your fudge carefully when it on the stove.

Things You'll Need

Basic and Easy Vanilla Fudge
  • Saucepan
  • 9 x 5 pan
  • Stirring spoon
Dairy Free Vanilla Fudge
  • Loaf pan
  • Candy thermometer
Creamy Vanilla Fudge
  • Saucepan
  • 8x8 Pan
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