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Homemade ginger fudge recipe

ginger fudge recipe

Today I’m taking part in the Kid-Made Christmas Gift series organised by Teach Me Mommy. I couldn’t wait to sign up as we love making and giving handmade gifts. I think it’s important that my children enjoy can think of others, especially at Christmas time, so have been planning what we can give this year. We wanted to try something edible and thought ginger fudge would be fun to make and well received.

Homemade ginger fudge ingredients

340g can of condensed milk

385g granulated sugar

43g unsalted butter

100ml water

2.5 tbsp ginger syrup (from a jar of stem ginger)

65g stem ginger finely chopped

How to make ginger fudge

How to make ginger fudge

My kids love to help in the kitchen so I wanted to make something with them that they could get fully involved with. My 8 year old wanted to make fudge so helped weigh and measure all the ingredients out.

He poured the condensed milk, granulated sugar, butter and water into a saucepan. Then we melted the ingredients over a low heat for about 20 minutes until the sugar was dissolved.

We turned up the heat for about 20 minutes, stirring every so often. We used a sugar thermometer to check the temperature reached 116°.

The mixture gradually turned a lovely golden colour so we removed it from the heat. I poured the liquid fudge into a clean bowl and my son added the ginger syrup and chopped stem ginger. We used the electric whisk to mix everything together for a few minutes.

We lined a 15cm square tin with greaseproof paper and poured the mixture into it.

how to make fudge

Then we left it to cool completely and set before cutting it into generous sized squares.

how to make ginger fudge

If you enjoy fudge then our ginger fudge recipe makes a great alternative at Christmas. My 8 year old loved helping me make it and was able to do most of the steps with supervision. We took our ginger fudge with us at the weekend when we met up with family and it was quickly demolished.

We’ll be making another batch soon to give at Christmas. Our ginger fudge will keep for up to a month if stored in an air-tight container in the fridge.

Don’t forget to check out the whole Kid-made Christmas series, including the gorgeous DIY Gift Card Holder from Kimspired DIY.


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    Nadia van Zyl
    November 13, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Looks yummy! Thanks for joining our Kid-made Christmas series!

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    November 18, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    My kids also love to help in the kitchen! This looks like a great recipe to try with kids. Thanks for the inspiration.

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