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Sunday 15 July 2012


Funny, now that I am about to leave I become very South African with my cooking.

After the pumpkin fritters here now a recipe for fudge, with about a thousand pictures. The recipe is from a
South African magazine called 'Ideas'.

You will need:


650 g (750 ml) castor (superfine) sugar
1 can of condensed milk
115 g (125 ml) of butter
30 ml milk
15 ml water
15 ml syrup
a pinch of cream of tartar
some vanilla essence

Start by melting the butter, milk, syrup and water in a pot with a heavy base:

Once the butter has melted, remove the pot from the heat and add the castor sugar:

Bring to the boil and keep stirring for five minutes:

Remove from the heat, let cool for a minute, then add the condensed milk, stirring throughout:

Now put the pot on low heat and stir constantly for about 15 minutes, until the mixture turns light brown.
After the 15 minutes, let a bit of the sugar mix drop into a bowl with cold water. When it is ready it should form a ball in the water. Mine didn't, but I had enough of the stirring (halfway through the process I remembered that this is why I haven't made fudge in ages):

 Nearly there :-):

Then take the mix from the heat, add the vanilla essence and the cream of tartar and pour it into a 20 x 20 cm cake pan lined with baking paper:

Leave to set for a while, then slize into squares and let it cool down all the way before taking it out. Store it in an airtight container:

Despite not forming a ball the fudge turned out great.

And now I must just pack those into the suitcase (another African present), and we will be ready for take-off tomorrow morning!

My next post will be from Germany.

Have a beautiful Sunday,

Lots of love,


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  1. Yummmm! Who doesn't like fudge? We usually only have it at Christmas...although I don't know why! I'm glad you'll be posting from Germany. Godspeed.

  2. It looks delicious, Jutta! My waistline can't afford for me to make fudge except at Christmas time. Besides, I would be stirring forever if I tried making it now because of all the humidity,

  3. das rezept reich ich gleich mal eine tür weiter an meine tochter;) und im koffer solltest du sachen haben, die für alle möglichen wetter geeignet sind... ewiger april eben;)
    herzlichst birgit

  4. Mmm, lots of healthy ingredients ;-)

  5. That looks so yummy lieve Jutta! I admire your patience to stir the batch for such a long time:-)
    Have a safe flight and a lovely time in Europe.

  6. Mmmmmhh, didn't you say you will pass Berlin? You could drop some off for me ;) Makes me homesick, even though i can't ever eat more than one or two of them - they are soooo sweet. and i am amazed how you can do the cooking and take great photographs at the same time. Ave a save flight and enjoy the holidays!love and hugs, i

  7. This looks delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog! I am following you back. Your posts are so interesting and I see you crochet from your tutorials. I always love to hear from my fellow crocheters!

  8. That looks delicious. Your pictures look so good, I feel as if I could just reach in and help myself to a bit :). Have a safe trip and a wonderful getaway.

  9. Oh YUM! These fudge looks so heavenly & you look fantastic too! Have a great stay in Germany & HUGS to you! :)

  10. I love fudge too much! It looks delicious!

  11. That looks yummy! Have fun on your holiday.

  12. That looks appetizing and so easy to make! Have a lovely stay in Germany!!!

  13. This looks absolutely delicious! And thanks for the shot of the stove - that's an oldie by goodie!

  14. Hi Jutta, I'm your newest follower on Linky and hope you follow me, too.
    It's been a while since I've made fudge...thanks for causing me to think about it. Helen

  15. Oh heaven!!!
    (your stove is sooo clean!)

  16. I love anything with condensed milk in it! I will have to give this fudge a try.

  17. Thanks for the recipe. I pinned it to Fall fun on my Pinterest. Thanks again, Linda

  18. You know, I thought the fudge looked super delicious. Until I saw that adorable red pan..... Then I thought it looked even more delicious! Yum!
    I am pinning....

    Thanks for sharing!

  19. Thanks so much for this... it looks so yum... infact I'm gonna make this today!!!

  20. Looks amazing! I think we all need a little more fudge in our lives :)

  21. Jutta, that is divine. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo P.S. Have you entered my latest giveaway?

  22. Delicious! I haven't made fudge in so long, this has inspired me to do some today.

  23. Well, this sure look yummy. Now I am going to over to the other recipe ... those pumpkin fritters... mmmm

    1. Have been thinking this morning that today i want to make pumpkin fritters :-).

  24. I've been looking for a good fudge recipe. Thanks for sharing. I think I'll give this a try.

  25. mmmmmm... fudge !! :)
    thank you Jutta for sharing the recipe.. mmmm

  26. Mmmmm, this looks so yummie!

  27. Yummy,looks amazing :) thanks for linking upto Creative Mondays ...

  28. Jutta,
    This fudge looks delicious! I'm not a big chocolate person so this is perfect for me. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    P.S. Safe travels on your way to Germany

  29. I can tell it is yummy from the ingredients! Thanks for sharing your fudge recipe at Passion Parade. Enjoy Germany!


  30. Wonderful instructions! Great to see another Jutta ;) thought I was the only one in the states.
    I would love to have you join my new link party Wednesday Extravaganza! Come by and share this or other recipes. Here is the link

    Can't wait to see you there!

  31. Yumm thanks for the recipe! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

  32. You know how one Blog can lead you to another and then another.....
    Well that's how I got here, from the Handmade Home, then Lovely Crafty Home and then I saw FUDGE. So I popped over to look at your ingredients, OOh Lions Golden's looking promising and then I read the first line and .....SOUTH AFRICA...yip now I know it's the right one. This is the fudge that runs thru my veins. I'll be visiting SA next week, but I think I just might make this tonight.
    Thank you,
    PS: I love IDEAS, I think I heard it was "Your Family" revamped - either way, it's great.

    1. How lovely that you got here! Welcome to Creative Chaos :-). Where do you live? Are you from SA? So many questions, hope you will check back at the comments.
      Yip, Ideas is really great!
      Enjoy your visit to SA

  33. Hello, i think that i saw you visited my weblog so i came to “return the favor”.I am trying to find things to improve my web site!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!


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