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Salted Caramel Millionaire’s Fudge

This Salted Caramel Millionaire’s Fudge recipe is inspired by the popular Millionaire’s Shortbread.  Replacing the shortbread is a layer of dark rich fudge, topped with salted caramel, and finished with a layer of semi dark chocolate.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: candy, confectionary
Cuisine: British
Keyword: edilble gift, fudge
Servings: 50 pieces
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Angela – Only Crumbs Remain

Ingredients

For the layer of fudge

  • 300 ml double cream (1/2pt)
  • 100 ml milk (4floz)
  • 100 g unsalted butter (4oz)
  • 300 g dark muscovado sugar (10oz)
  • 150 g soft light brown sugar (5oz)
  • small pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the layer of thick caramel

  • 150 g unsalted butter (5oz)
  • 379 g tin condensed milk (14oz)
  • 100 g golden syrup (4oz)
  • 1 tsp level salt

For the layer of chocolate

  • 100 g double cream (4oz)
  • 150 g semi dark chocolate (5oz)

To decorate (optional)

  • sprinkles see note e below
  • edible gold glitter see note e below

Instructions

  • Prepare the tin. Lightly grease and fully line the brownie tin. Ensure that the greaseproof paper goes beyond the rim of the pan, this will help to remove the fudge once it has firmed up.
  • Start to make the fudge element. Place the double cream, milk, butter and sugars into a large heavy based pan. Place over a low heat to allow the ingredients to melt. Constantly stir using a wooden spoon (or the thermospatula). Ensure all of the ingredients have completely melted before mov
  • ng onto the next stage – you should no longer hear or feel the granulation of the sugar. Pay particular attention to the ‘corner’ of the pan when listening for sugar granulation.
  • Affix the sugar thermometer to the pan. Set the digital thermometer to 116C /241F and attach it to the side of the pan. Ensure that the thermometer is secure and not touching the base of the pan. (Alternatively use a thermospatula which has the thermometer built into the spatula, or see note f below).
  • Boil. Increase the heat under the pan to allow it to come to the boil whilst stirring all of the time. Boil the mixture, whilst continuing to stir, until it reaches 116C / 241F. Please be careful – the mixture is very hot! You may find it helpful to wear an oven mitt in case of splashes from the sugar.
  • Leave alone. Once the required temperature has been reached, remove the pan from the heat and leave it undisturbed to cool down to 110C / 230F. This will only take a couple of minutes.
  • Add the flavouring. Add a small pinch of salt and vanilla extract to the pan. Mix well.
  • Beat. Beat the mixture with the wooden spoon vigorously until it is no longer shiny.
  • Pour into the prepared brownie pan. Pour the the fudge mixture into the prepared tin. Smooth it into the corners. Set aside to cool and firm up whilst you make the firm caramel.
  • Make the firm caramel. Place the butter, condensed milk and golden syrup into a heavy based milk pan, or similar. Set the pan on the hob over a low heat to allow the butter and sugars to melt. Stir frequently. Once the mixture is completely melted and smooth increase the heat under the pan. Stir continuously. Gradually it will thicken and turn golden brown. You’re looking for it to reach 110c / 230f on the sugar thermometer / thermospatula. Add the salt and stir to combine.   Pour the hot salted caramel over the fudge. Use the back of a spoon to spread it out evenly.
  • Cool. Set aside to cool and firm up for at least 2 -3 hours at room temperature.
  • Make the chocolate ganache. Pour the cream into a small pan and set over a medium heat. Allow the cream to heat through but avoid letting it boil. Meanwhile break the chocolate into small pieces. Add the chocolate pieces to the hot cream. Use a teaspoon to stir the ganache, gradually the chocolate will melt and the ganache will become smooth.  If a few lumps persist in not melting, place the pan onto a low heat and stir until completely melted.
  • Decorate the fudge. Pour the warm chocolate ganache over the set layered fudge / caramel. Use the back of a spoon to level it off. Scatter over sprinkles (optional). Set aside to firm up. Once it is firm dust with a little edible gold glitter (optional).14. Slice into cubes. Once fully cold and firm use the excess greaseproof paper as handles to remove the fudge from the tin. Use a sharp knife to slice the fudge into bite sized pieces.

Notes

Special Equipment
  • 
1x Large heavy based pan, which holds a volume of at least 3L
 (5pts)
  • 1 x heavy based small pan (about the size of a milk pan)

  • Digital Sugar Thermometer (or see note f below)
  • 
20cm x 20cm (8 x 8in) Brownie Tray (or similar)
Cook's Tips
a) Remember, melted sugar is incredibly hot! Do stir the fudge syrup carefully so as to avoid splashing yourself.
b) Keep animals, children and other vulnerable people out of the way when making fudge and caramel.
c) When heating the mixture and waiting for it to reach 116C / 241F it will feel as though the temperature is stuck at around 104C / 220F for ages. Be patient and keep stirring, it will eventually move and will then increase fairly rapidly.
d) Once portioned, store the fudge in an airtight container in a cool place.
e) Be aware that not all sprinkles are suitable for vegetarians.  Do check the packaging before purchasing if they are intended for a vegetarian.  The edible gold glitter we used is by Cake Decor and is a glitter spray suitable for vegetarians which was sourced in our local Sainsbury supermarket. (http://mycakedecor.co.uk/glitter-spray-launch/) 
f) If you’re making fudge without a thermometer, it can be tested by dropping a small amount of fudge into a glass of cold water. It will form a ‘soft ball’ (or if you prefer your fudge a little firmer aim for ‘firm ball’ stage) when it is ready. Have a few drinking glasses by your oven hob filled with cold water before starting to make your fudge. Before testing wait for the molten sugar to climb up the sides of the pan and then drop back down. Boil for a further 3-4 minutes and then start to test.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 180kcal