If you are on a budget this Valentines Day then why not create a foodie gift. This Valentines fudge with Irish cream recipe from Aldi is perfect. The main ingredients are all available in-store and it can be made in less than half an hour. It’s really not hard to make at all. It’s just a case of slamming it all in a pan and boiling steadily. Simple! There really is nothing to it.
Fudge is the perfect handmade gift for Valentines Day, or for any occasion really. Everyone loves fudge in this house so it’s always gone rather quickly into the belly of one of The Boy usually! Misteright and I do get to eat some though but as this particular recipe is rather rich, we can’t eat it as fast as we do regular fudge!
To make this fudge really special, you can present it in a cellophane cone or bag. The fudge can even be dipped in melted chocolate for something extra special. If you do this, I don’t recommend giving more than 10 pieces as a gift or the recipient may be overwhelmed with a whole lot of fudge! The left over fudge can be used in my fudge cupcake recipe. That is providing you have any left!
- 250g granulated sugar
- 250g demerara sugar
- 500ml double cream
- 50ml Irish cream liqueur
- 3 drops red food gel
- 200g smooth white chocolate
- line a 20cm square tin with greaseproof paper
- place the sugars, double cream & Irish cream in a large saucepan
- slowly bring the mixture to the boil (make sure you are stirring all the time)
- be sure the sugar has dissolved before bringing to the boil
- add the red food gel
- boil the mixture on a steady medium heat for 15 minutes
- to test that the fudge is ready, drop some of the mixture into a glass of cold water
- when it forms a solid drop it is ready for the next stage
- break up the white chocolate and add to the fudge
- take the pan off the heat and stir until the chocolate is melted completely
- pour the liquid fudge into the tin allow to set
- score into cubes after a crust has formed on the top so it can be easily broken
- once the fudge is cooled, refrigerate until solid
- break into pieces and gift wrap using cellocones and red ribbon
Disclaimer – I received some vouchers from Aldi to purchase the ingredients for this recipe in exchange for posting
I like Aldi, I like fudge, this one is very sickly, but it’s good! I am not swayed by free stuff.