Thursday, November 29, 2007

Tablet/SA Fudge

1 teacup of milk
Large tin of condensed milk
900g of sugar
100g of butter

Tablet Cooking Directions:
1. Melt the butter and sugar. Add the condensed milk and the teacup of milk.
2. Stir and turn up the heat and keep stirring until it reaches boiling point.
3. Turn the heat down low and stir for 45 minutes (chair and book optional!)
4. Remove from the heat and beat 60 times with a wooden spoon. Put a wee bit on a plate and if it sets then it's ready to be put onto the shallow trays.
5. Score the tablet surface marking into squares and allow to set and get cold.

South African fudge

4 cups sugar (4X 250ml)
1 cup milk (1X 250ml)
125g butter
5ml vanilla essence
1 tin condensed milk

In a large pot, pour in sugar, milk, butter and vanilla essence.
Turn the heat on to medium, and bring to the boil, stirring with a wooden spoon.
When the sugar has dissolved, pour in the condensed milk and bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat so that the mixture boils slowly (too quickly and it will burn).
Stir continuously with a wooden spoon, in a figure 8, for about 30 to 40min.
Make sure you keep the mixture moving.When the mixture "looks right" test it by pouring a small amount into a glass of clear water.
If it sets, then the mixture is ready.
Alternatively, dip a clean spoon into the mixture, and see if it sets on the spoon.
Pour into a greased braking tray / rectangular dish, and allow to cool.
Before it sets hard, cut into squares.