Recipe: Baileys and White Chocolate Fudge

Baileys and White Chocolate Fudge

Do you need to ‘bring a plate’ or pull together a quick make and take gift?  This Baileys and White Chocolate Fudge is always a hit and so quick and easy to put together.  Unlike many confectionery recipes you don’t need a candy thermometer or any other fancy equipment.  All you need is a pot, a tray to set it in and a stove top or gas ring.  You could even make it in the caravan or on the gas burner outside if you really wanted to.

This is one of my ‘go to’ recipes over the holiday season and a great excuse to always have a bottle of Baileys in the fridge at any time of the year.

I’m not sure of the original source of this recipe as it’s scribbled in my old recipe notebook, if you know please leave a comment below.  I do know it’s been around and one I’ve been making regularly for at least 15 years and is still a favourite with  family and friends.

Recipe: Baileys and White Chocolate Fudge

Ingredients

  • 30g butter
  • 50ml milk
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 125ml Baileys
  • 300g white chocolate (melts or broken up bar)
  • 25ml Baileys (additional)
  • Baking paper to line the tray and butter or cooking spray to grease it.

Instructions

  1. Prepare your tray, I use my square cake tin lined through the middle with baking paper and an overhang so I can lift it out to cut.  Then I grease the rest with butter.
  2. In a medium to large saucepan put the butter, milk, sugar and first measure of Baileys.  Heat slowly while stirring to dissolve all the sugar. It takes about 5 minutes.  If you rush this stage your fudge may initially have a slightly grainy texture where the sugar isn't fully liquid but that will disappear if it stands in the fridge overnight.  Did I mention the recipe is almost foolproof 🙂
  3. Now increase the heat to medium and you want to cook the fudge for about 10 minutes.  You need to stir continuously.  It should have a nice rolling boil during this stage, not too fast and be careful you don't let it boil up and over.  Fudge will give you a nasty burn.
  4. Remove from the heat and add in the second measure of Baileys and the chocolate.  Keep stirring, give that arm a workout, your almost done.  The chocolate will melt in giving a lovely smooth consistency.
  5. Pour the fudge into the prepared tray, work reasonably quickly as it will start setting as soon as it starts to cool.  Now put it in the fridge for a couple of hours to set thoroughly.  Remove and cut into small pieces.
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Baileys and White Chocolate Fudge

Are you a fan of Bailey and white chocolate fudge?  Is ‘bring a plate’ a thing in the country you’re living in?

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