Friday, February 15, 2008

Baileys Chocolate Fudge

Melted butter, to grease
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
3.5 oz butter, cubed
1 1/4 cups, firmly packed brown sugar
2 tbs glucose syrup
5 oz good-quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
1/4 cup Baileys Original Irish Cream liqueur

Brush a 8 inch square cake pan with melted butter to lightly grease. Line base and 2 opposite sides with non-stick baking paper, allowing it to overhang.
Combine the condensed milk, butter, sugar and glucose syrup in a medium heavy-based saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat for 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring constantly, for 10-15 minutes or until mixture thickens, turns a caramel colour and leaves the side of pan. Remove from heat.
Add the chocolate and liqueur, and stir until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Set aside for 1 hour to cool. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm.
Remove fudge from pan, using the paper to help lift the fudge. Use a sharp knife to cut fudge into 16 equal portions.

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