Dad’s Russian Fudge

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
250g butter
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…


9 thoughts on “Dad’s Russian Fudge

  1. Probably delicious.

    We make cooked can. Put a small unopened can of sweetened condensed milk into as sauce pan barely submerged. Simmer nearly at low boil for about 3 hours. Cool. open and eat as is, or on ice cream. It’s like caramel. Spread it on half a graham cracker and Nutella on the other half. Sandwich them and enjoy.

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      1. I remember watching mom make fudge when I was a kid. She would cook and stir for a long time. Then, she would test it in a cup of cold water for hardness. She usually gave it to me to eat the soft ball.

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