Thursday, 12 December 2013

Christmas Boozy Food Gift: Whisky Fudge

 Everyone loves sweets and fudge is amongst the best of them. I'm sure people always tell you to give homemade gifts, they really do show that you care and additionally there can't be any of that awkwardness with the gift receipts. Now there are a ton of different fudge recipes out there, but being who we are we want to add booze to everything! Pasta? Add booze! Bread? Add booze! Fudge? Add Booze! I'm sure that soon we'll do a virgin cocktail recipe suggesting the addition of alcohol.

If you fancy trying your hand at some lovely whisky fudge, all you need are the ingredients below, to follow the simple directions, some time, effort and an additional pinch of drink-induced Christmas cheer.

Whisky fudge recipe

You will need:
  • 275g Caster Sugar
  • 225g Clotted Cream
  • 100g Golden Syrup
  • 2.5 Tbsp Whisky (use cheap stuff here, no need to crack out the Signet or a 25yr malt)

The 6 Steps to Boozy Gluttony

1) Line a small, 8in square tin with baking parchment.

2) Put all of the ingredients apart from the whisky in a heavy based-pan and start to heat gently whilst stirring until the sugar is dissolved.

3) Bring the mixture to the boil and heat until it reaches 115C using a sugar thermometer or until it reaches soft-ball stage. To know that it's ready drop some of the hot fudge into cold water, it should form a soft ball.

4) Pour in the whisky, remove the pan from the hob, plunge the base into cold water in a partially filled sink and begin to beat like mad.

5) Stir the fudge until it starts to turn grainy, the fudge should go lighter in colour and also turn matte from it's previous glossy self.

6) Pour into the pan and allow to cooll before turning out and cutting into bite-size chunks.

That's all there is to it, it should take less than half an hour and you will have a truly wonderous boozy gift/ indulgent treat.

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