Our primary school annually have a market day for our grade sevens as part of their Economic Sciences project. My daughter and I took to the kitchen, naturally, to whip up some delicious treats to sell. This included Oreo pops, lemonade, chocolate fudge and rainbow fudge which seemed to be the best seller at her stall. It is really such a simple concept with such a pretty outcome that many of our visitors on market day asked for the recipe.
The fudge had a soft, creamy, toffee consistency and the sweetness is well-balanced with the salt and vanilla flavours.
Make sure to buy proper baking white chocolate slabs as the melting discs, that melt easily, do not have a high enough fat content to keep the fudge from melting once you take it out of the refrigerator, otherwise you end up with very sticky fingers.
Preparation time: 1 hour 15 min plus about 4 hours to set.
Servings: About 32 squares
- 1 kg baking chocolate chopped into small pieces
- 2 cans of condensed milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red gel food colouring
- hundreds and thousands
- Line a 20x20cm square pan with foil all the way up the sides.
- Spray the foil with a non stick spray.
- Place one cup of chopped chocolate and half a cup of condensed milk into a glass bowl. Add a drop of purple food gel colouring, a drop of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Mix together.
- Place mixture into the microwave and microwave for about 2 minutes on 500 watts. Stir every 30 seconds to make sure the mixture does not over heat and burn.
- When the mixture is completely melted pour the purple mix into the pan and place inside the fridge for ten minutes to set completely.
- Repeat steps three to five with the blue, green, yellow, orange and red gel colours. Add one colour at a time and make sure every layer sets properly before adding the next one.
- After the red layer is added, sprinkle with some hundreds and thousands and food glitter.
- Place in the refrigerator for about six hours or until completely set.Turn out on a cutting board and cut the slab of fudge into about 2,5cm squares.