It's always at this time of the year i like to make some of my traditional sweet treats, things like Cranberry and White Chocolate Fudge and Caramal Shortbread.
This year however i have a bit more time on my hands so decided to do something sweet that involved whisky, so i've adapted the Cranberry and White Chocolate Fudge recipe and made some soft Dark Chocolate, Orange and Whisky Fudge and it's glorious (even if i do say so myself).
25g Unsalted Butter
350g Granulated Sugar
170ml tin of evaporated milk
300g Dark Chocolate
150g Jelly Orange and Lemon Slice Sweets (like these) chopped
25-35ml of Whisky (of your choice)
Melt the butter in a pan then add the evaporated milk, whisky and sugar, disolve the sugar in the mix then bring to a rapid boil stirring constantly then simmer on a medium heat for 5 minutes stirring regularly to avoid it sticking.
Remove from the heat and straight away add the chocolate and sweets, stirring constantly to melt all the chocolate and pour into a lined tray or silicon loaf tin, leave to cool then move to the fridge to set before slicing and enjoying.
For mine i used a dram of Highland park 18 year old but you can use whichever dram suits you. This recipe makes a quite soft fudge, you can make a harder fudge by reducing the amount of evaporated milk by 25-35ml