Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Granny Banfield's Fudge


½ lb caster sugar
½ lb soft brown sugar
½ lb butter or margarine
Tin of sweetened condensed milk
Vanilla essence (1 tsp)


Put all the ingredients except the vanilla into a large saucepan. Bring to the boil. Boil for 13 minutes, adding the vanilla after 11 minutes.

When cooked, the mixture leaves the edge of the saucepan.

Stir with a wooden spoon, continuously from start to finish.

Lightly grease a suitable dish and pour the mixture into it. When nearly cool, cut into squares.

I have vague memories of granny (1894 - 1970) making this fudge, and true memories of my mum (who will read this - "hello"!) making it. They both used margarine rather than expensive butter. My children also remember me making this when we lived in Chorltonville. I think they are enjoying the current batches that I'm making, and maybe they'll enjoy making their own fudge at some point. I wonder who will inherit granny's ancient dish?


AlanR said...

My chef will have a go, when we can get condensed milk.

Phreerunner said...

Most supermarkets stock it. Sometimes it's hard to see when the mixture leaves the edge of the pan. Exact timings from when the mixture comes to the boil are usually reliable. Overdone, and you get toffee.

AlanR said...

What size tin of milk did you use? We have the 330ml.

Phreerunner said...

397g Carnation is what we have in stock. I think there probably was only one size in Granny's day, and it wouldn't have been exactly the same size as today's version. Your 'bog standard' can should be fine.

AlanR said...

Sheila is stirring as I type.