Sunday, 20 April 2014

We Should Cocoa: Hot Cross Fudge

We Should Cocoa is hosted by Rachel Cotterill this month, who has challenged us to use chocolate in an Easter creation.  The coconut challenge round up can be seen here.   You can read all about We Should Cocoa and how to enter on Choclette's blog here.

I haven't had a hot cross bun this year.

I seemed to forget about them when in the supermarket. Or run out of hours in the day to make some at home.

I like to think it's my subconscious being protective.  It remembers the mince pie binge that happened over Christmas and so it's purposefully making me forget about them. 

I've tricked it with fudge though. Two can play that game... 

Based on this recipe


1 x 397gr can of condensed milk
150ml milk
450gr light soft brown sugar
100gr butter
75gr raisins, chopped roughly
1 tsp vanilla extract
1tsp mixed spice

30gr white chocolate, melted for decoration


1, In a large, heavy based saucepan combine the condensed milk, milk, sugar and butter and set over a medium-low heat.  Stir until complete dissolved and then bring to a boil.
2, Stirring continuously bring it to soft ball temperature (118o/c) and then remove from the heat.  Stir through the raisins, vanilla extract and mixed spice. 
3, You now need to beat the fudge until it thickens and starts to set, don't scrimp on this stage, this part will incorporate air in and give it it's crumbly and super melt in the mouth texture.
4, Pour into a 20cm lined baking tin and leave to set completely.
5, Divide into squares and the using the melted chocolate, pipe little crosses on top. Leave these to set before eating.


  1. Lovely idea Hannah - pretty and delicious. Happy Easter and thanks as always for joining in with WSC :)

  2. Hot cross fudge! What an amazing idea. The pieces look so cute with their white chocolate crosses.

  3. Aww - those are lovely! Fudge definitely doesn't feature enough in holiday feasting. xxx

  4. I love reading all the different 'takes' on Hot Cross Buns this year and this is definitely up there with the best Hannah- a perfect seasonal sweet treat!

  5. I love the hot cross fudge, a very original idea xx

  6. those are so cute - and anything with condensed milk sounds delicious to me