December 10th marks International Gingerbread decorating day, so who better than our favourite blogger Talor Gilchrist to give you a step-by-step guide to making our favourite festive treat? Check our her recipe below…
Talor Tries….Gingerbread Fudge
It’s that time of year where we see the most spectacular Gingerbread houses, men, trees, dogs, and who knows what else. The taste of gingerbread is the taste of Christmas, there’s something about the sweetness and spiciness that is so festive and delicious.
I don’t know about you, as much as I love looking at gingerbread houses they are pretty hard to make. Plus, they are the type of thing I would make and then refuse to eat because:
- It’s too pretty
- It took too long to make
- I couldn’t bear to see it being demolished
So, I thought it would be good to make something gingerbread related but easy to make. Gingerbread fudge only takes a few minutes to actually combine, however it does take a little over two hours to set. I would recommend knocking this up one night and leaving it in the fridge for the next day.
The best thing about this recipe is that you can make it and give it as a Christmas present, people really do appreciate home-made gifts especially when they are as tasty as these.
You will need:
3 x 120g Milky Bar’s or 360g white chocolate
1 x 397g condensed milk (one can)
2 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
Colourful sprinkles for decoration
Add your condensed milk to a microwaveable bowl, try not to eat too much of it. I did and then I couldn’t stop eating it, condensed milk is heaven on earth.
Break up your Milky Bar or white chocolate into small pieces and add it to the condensed milk. The size and shape doesn’t matter as you are going to be melting it down anyway. Try not to eat your Milky Bar before adding, I failed at this too.
Add your condensed milk and white chocolate mixture to the microwave and put on for 2-3 minutes until all combined and melted. DON’T LET IT OVER HEAT. It would be a shame to waste such delicious ingredients. I checked mine and gave it a stir every minute or so, just to make sure.
Combine all your spices together as the mix is in the microwave, this way you are prepared to chuck them in as soon as your melted combination is done and out of the microwave. Then give it a good mix and it should turn out a nice sandy colour.
Pour your mix into a foil lined tray, the size and shape of your tray is up to you depending on how thick you want your fudge pieces to be. Once it has been poured grab your multi-coloured sprinkles (or whatever colour you fancy) and lightly shake them over the mixture as a topping. It wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of sprinkle!
Take out of the fridge after two hours or longer and slice it up into perfect bite sized pieces, and EAT, or wrap them up in fancy paper for that special someone.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe, I quite like how it is sweet with a spicy kick. It’s certainly something a little bit different for Christmas.
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