Friday, 4 October 2013

Silky Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge

Are you a fudge lover? well after a taste of this lovely silky peanut butter fudge you will surely be converted. Texture is everything when it comes to fudge and this beauty has it in abundance. If you have never made fudge before then your in for a treat because apart from being seriously delicious its dead simple to make. There are an incredible array of flavour combinations around and this one is no exception with smooth creamy peanut butter and milk chocolate with added chopped salted peanuts... believe marries wonderfully. Peanut Butter Fudge will take you about 15 minutes to prepare with around 15 minutes cooking time, the longest part is in the setting once poured into your prepared dish, typically 2.5 to 3 hours.
Peanut Butter Fudge

Any way! on with the pictures and a little video, you will need very little equipment other than a good heavy based cooking pan, a sugar thermometer and the best ingredients that you can afford. let's begin...

This recipe is from Sweets, Candy & Chocolates which is packed with.... yep you guessed it!

Silky peanut Butter Fudge recipe and method

750g caster sugar (super fine)
250ml golden syrup
300ml double cream
75g unsalted butter
200g smooth peanut butter
150g roasted & salted peanuts, chopped
100g milk chocolate
Peanut Butter Fudge

Lightly grease 8" square tin or similar and line with baking parchment or greaseproof paper

Chop your peanuts or give them about a minute in a food processor, set aside.

Put the sugar, syrup, double cream and butter in a heavy based pan and heat on low setting until sugar has dissolved and butter has melted stir until completely combined.
Peanut Butter Fudge

Turn the heat up to full until it starts to boil, immediately turn heat down so that you have a slow rolling boil. Do not stir at any point, just leave to boil on a slow heat for about 10 minutes, use a sugar thermometer to check you temperature. You want a soft ball stage which is 114 centigrade, once reached take off the heat.
Peanut Butter Fudge

Now stir in your smooth peanut butter until combined and then fold in your chocolate and chopped peanuts. Pour into your prepared tin and leave to set in a cool part of the kitchen, this will take a minimum of 2.5 hours but its better to leave for at least 4 hours. Cut and portion, serve immediately or store in an air tight container.
Peanut Butter Fudge

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