I think I was born with a sweet tooth. Apparently if I went missing at the store, my mother would simply pick up a roll of Lifesavers and I would materialise as if by magic. Nothing has changed. I can smell chocolate at 10 paces and should you want my attention, present me with something sweet and I am all yours. (In a good way!) Fudge is the sweetest thing around, right in line before maple syrup and chocolate, so combine the three and you have a treat that is all sweet!
Disclaimer: Eat sparingly and with caution. Highly addictive.
This recipe first appeared in For Food's Sake which is still one of the best selling Thermomix cookbooks on the market. If you don't have your copy yet, I have them!
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- 500 Grams sugar
- 400 ml tin condensed milk
- Good pinch sea salt
- 65 Grams maple syrup
- 100 Grams unsalted butter, cubed
- 150 Grams dark chocolate, in pieces
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste BUY
- Edible gold leaf (optional)
Place sugar into the Thermomix bowl and mill 40 sec/speed 10.
Add milk, salt, maple syrup and butter and cook 10 min/70°C/speed 3.
Add chocolate and cook 15 min/100°C/speed 3.
Remove MC and cook 35 min/Varoma/speed 2 using simmering basket on the lid to prevent spattering and help with reduction.
Add vanilla bean paste and blend 4 min/speed 7 with basket in place on lid. Scrape into a buttered 18cm square tin and allow to cool completely before refrigerating for up to 2 hours prior to cutting and serving.