Wednesday 12 December 2012

Cornish Clotted Cream Fudge Recipe

Of all the various confections made, clotted cream fudge has to be the one most closely connected with Cornwall. This recipe is for the basic plain fudge, which makes an excellent Christmas gift for anyone.

Traditional Cornish Clotted Cream Fudge Recipe


275g (11 oz) unrefined caster sugar
100g (4 oz) golden syrup (corn syrup)
225g (9 oz) Cornish clotted cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan. Heat gently, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves then bring the mixture to a boil, cover with a lid and continue cooking for 3 minutes. Take the lid off and continue boiling the mixture until it reaches the soft ball stage (116ºC [241ºF]), when a drop of the mixture placed in a cup of water forms a soft ball that you can squeeze between thumb and forefinger.

Take the cream fudge off the heat at this stage and beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture becomes thick and a little grainy (it can take up to 10 minutes continuous beating to reach this stage). When ready pour into a greased 20cm tin lined with greaseproof (waxed) paper.

Mark the fudge into squares with a sharp knife then set aside until completely set. At this point, divide into pieces then store in an air-tight container.

For many more Christmas gift recipes, and a look at the foods of Christmas past, why not visit the Celtnet Christmas Recipes home page.

For more traditional Cornish recipes, see the Celtnet Cornish Recipes collection, with over 320 traditional Scottish recipes.

For all the British recipes on this blog, see the British Recipes collection page.

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