Chai infused fudge

Chai fudge…might be one of the best things I've ever made 🎉

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I do love fudge. Sweet, creamy, totally indulgent…what’s not to love. I really can’t believe it’s taken me till now, my 26th year, to attempt to make it! Especially as it’s relatively easy as sweet treats go.

I could’ve stuck with the purity of Nigella’s Vanilla Fudge recipe, which is the basis for this, but I wanted something more festive. Whenever I have a cup of chai it always reminds me of Christmas-time, no matter what time of year it is.

So, I thought ‘I wonder if chai fudge would work?’ I can assure you it does. I didn’t really know how to go about doing it so pretty much went on instinct, brewing the tea bags in milk and adding that to the mix…it worked out really well.

I kept some for myself, but the rest was distributed to other family members and friends who were very happy about the matter!

PS – this recipe is not just for Christmas, it would make a lovely birthday present or treat for when you fancy something sweet.

Recipe and method: Nigella’s Vanilla Fudge

For the chai flavouring

1) Measure out your milk (it doesn’t specify, but I used organic whole milk as semi or skimmed probably doesn’t have enough fat)

2) Pour into a heavy bottomed saucepan and gently heat until steaming hot, but don’t boil

3) Remove from the heat and pop in two chai tea bags; leave to brew for at least five minutes. You want it to release as much flavour as possible.

4) Leave to cool and use in the recipe as normal.

Top tips

Use a sugar thermometer if possible – I did use the ice bowl method too, but at least with a sugar thermometer you know it’s been cooked to the right temperature.

You could swap the milk for cream, and infuse that instead.

If you don’t have an electric hand whisk, I would suggest having someone on hand to help you beat…I did it for about 8 minutes with the electric whisk!

If chai isn’t your thing, then what about another tea? Earl Grey or redbush might be nice too.

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One thought on “Chai infused fudge

  1. lisavcane says:

    Mmmm….I can taste it now………looks and sounds delish, what a great idea to infuse with Chai, will definitely give that a go when I return home – I think I would be totally indulgent and make it with cream….

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