It’s no secret that I am a big fan of fudge so it should come as no surprise to hear that I love to experiment with new flavours!
But, by nature, fudge is very sweet and it can become a bit rich if made too often, which is why I wanted to try making something a little bit different, a little bit ..fresher.
And so I chose lemon! I know, odd choice, but what is fresher than some citrus fruit!
When I mentioned it to people before making, they were unsure how it would come out. Taste a little bit bleachy? Just not a flavour for fudge?
People were definitely on the fence about it, that is until they tried it and this creamy but subtle lemon flavoured fudge won them over!
And thank goodness! I couldn’t eat it all myself..
- 450g White chocolate
- 1 tin Condensed milk (397g)
- 2 tsp Lemon extract/essence
- Yellow food colouring
- Lemon zest
- Heavy bottomed saucepan
- Wooden spoon/Spatula
- 8″ Square baking tin
- Parchment paper
- Break your white chocolate into small pieces.
This will help it melt quicker and help avoid burning.
- Add the white chocolate and condensed milk to your saucepan and melt on a low to medium heat.
- Once they have melted together, add 2 tsp lemon extract and continue stirring to mix evenly.
- Take your mix off the heat and allow to cool for a couple of minutes.
If you want your fudge to have a more vibrant lemon colour, then add a couple drops of yellow food colouring at this point.
- Add some parchment paper to your chosen tin.
I like to use an 8″ square baking tin which gives me quite thick pieces of fudge but you can opt for a larger tin if you prefer.
I also like to use parchment paper as it makes it a lot easier to remove the fudge from the tin once set but this step is optional!
- Add the fudge mix to your tin and smooth out as best you can.
If you want to add some lemon zest to the top of your fudge then do so now. Sprinkle it on top and gently push down to ensure that it sticks.
- Leave fudge to set at room temperature of refrigerate for a minimum of two hours.
I usually find that this sets best if left overnight!
Store in an airtight container.
This fudge should keep for 1-2 weeks at room temperature.
If refrigerated, fudge can last 2-3 weeks.