Ever since I can remember my dad has made Russian Fudge for Christmas. I’m not sure where he originally got the recipe from and I’m also not sure that it is actually Russian. But now that I have a son of my own I thought I better start practising! Here is the recipe and my attempt:
3 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1 tin sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbsp honey (or golden syrup)
Grease a tray. Bring sugar and milk to a boil. Add remainder and boil approximately 1/2 hour, stirring constantly, until golden brown and mixture leaves the side of the pan. Test by dropping a small amount into very cold water. If it makes a soft ball, it’s ready. Remove from heat, and beat vigorously by hand until thick. (Dad’s secret is patience and a strong arm to stir constantly until it’s just the right thickness.) Pour into a greased pan, cool, and cut into small squares.
The verdict? Mine turned out a little bit soft so I had to leave it in the fridge before cutting it into pieces. I think this is because I took it off the heat just a little too soon.
I loved eating this with walnuts so might consider adding chopped walnuts into the mix next time…