Caramel and sea salt fudge

25 min 8-10 servings

For the salted caramel sauce:

100g caster sugar

50g Lurpak unsalted butter (room temperature)

50ml double cream (room temperature)

Maldon salt

For the fudge:

100g Lurpak unsalted butter

350g soft light brown sugar

125ml full fat milk

150g icing sugar sifted

Line a 20x20 baking tin with baking parchment

Caramel fudge

Preparation

Irresistible bites of sweet delights, our recipe for Caramel and sea salt fudge presents soft treats with a satisfying texture that crumbles on your tongue.

Made from a simple assortment of brown sugar, full fat milk and Lurpak unsalted butter, our homemade fudge droplets are joined by our creamy caramel sauce with caster sugar, softened Lurpak unsalted butter, rich cream and sea salt to finish.

Charming, smooth and amazingly luscious, these squared titbits are wonderfully easy to make using our straightforward recipe and easy-to-follow instructions. Perfectly snackable at movie nights, afternoon tea or as a hands-on dessert for all ages – enjoy!

Method:

Place the caster sugar in a pan with a little splash of water and, over a low heat, warm through the mixture until the sugar has dissolved. Turn the heat up and boil until it has reached a dark caramel colour.

Remove from the heat and carefully add the butter and double cream and mix together with a wooden spoon. Now add a generous pinch of sea salt and set aside.

To make the fudge, melt the butter in a separate medium sized pan over a medium heat and add the sugar and milk. Stir until the sugar has melted.

Bring to a rolling boil and cook for 1 minute. Be careful at this stage as you’re working with very hot ingredients.

Remove from the heat and carefully beat in the icing sugar until smooth and fully incorporated, adding more milk to loosen if needed.

Pour into your lined tray and then pour over the salted caramel sauce and with a spoon, make swirl patterns through the fudge. Sprinkle the top with a sprinkle of sea salt.

Leave to cool and then chill for 4 hours or ideally overnight. Turn out and cut into small squares.

Easy, salty, creamy

Glossed in a swirl of salted caramel sauce, our homemade fudge delivers a slightly crumbly texture that melts on your tongue. Its flavours are creamy, gentle and warm as they find savoury contrasts in the flaky and almost crispy sprinkles of Maldon sea salt. Each bite dissolves with little to no effort, softly lingering on your tongue before culminating in a salty finish that demands another bite.

In order for our fudge to attain its unmistakable crumbly, almost flaky consistency while also displaying its characteristic creaminess, it needs something other than rich milk and icing sugar. The addition of butter helps not only with a more substantial flavour, but it also works to make the sugars caramelise, in turn producing a crumblier body that bites easily.

For our recipe, we chose our Lurpak unsalted butter for both caramel sauce and fudge as it leaves plenty of room for the sea salt while also adding flavour and texture of its own. Unique to Lurpak butter, the sense of freshness and unsaturated flavour perfectly complements whatever dish or dessert it finds itself in, and what better example to prove it than our caramel and sea salt fudge?

Tips & Tricks

Cooking is all about loopholes and taking shortcuts – being lazy actually pays off more than not! With this in mind, making your caramel fudge as good as can be gets a little easier when you know a secret or two, and we are here to help.

Cooking with fudge can be a messy ordeal, especially if it is your first time around. A great rule of thumb is to use a sauce pan that can house three times the amount of fudge you are looking to make. The tall sides of the sauce pans prevent any spillage and some even come with stainless steel or glass tops for faster cooking.

When dealing with caramel, the importance of temperature simply cannot be overstated. Too cold or too hot, they are both too easy to end up with. To avoid this, candy thermometers are great at giving you a precise number to work from, while also doing away with any need of guessing from your part.

Lastly, it is no secret that caramel loves to stick on everything. Make it easier on yourself by using a wooden spoon instead of silicone-based variants, as they often tend to be slightly ricketier.

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