Fudge is one of those feel good , childhood memories . I remember walking “Kingsway ” ( now Republic street , Valetta Malta ) and going into the tiny , quaint candy store , where they had the most delicious fudge . Funny , I used to imagine the store owner getting up before dawn to whip up a fresh batch !!! These are just delicious , enjoy !
Christine McFadden and Christine France
1 cup sugar
1 can ( 13 oz ) Condensed milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 oz dark chocolated , grated
3/4 cup pistachios , almonds or hazlenuts
Grease a 7 inch square cake pan and line with parchment paper . Mix the sugar , condensed milk and butter in a heavy pan . Heat gently , stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved completely and the mixture is smooth .
Bring the mixture to a boil , stirring occasionally , and boil until it registers 240 *F on a sugar thermometer or until a small amout of the mixture dropped into a cup of ice water forms a soft ball .
Remove the pan from the heat and beat in the vanilla , chocolate and nuts . Beat vigorously until the mixture is smooth and creamy .
Pour the mixture into the prepared cake and spread evenly . Leave until just set , then mark into squares . Let set completely before cutting into squares and removing from pan . Store into an airtight container in a cool place .