bailey fudge on a white board with christmas tags
bailey fudge on a white board with christmas tags

Baileys Fudge

Time
Prep: 15 mins
COOK: 25 MINS
Difficulty
Quite Easy
serves
Serves: 36

One bite of our Baileys fudge is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit! Don't keep it all to yourself though, why not share with friends and family as a great homemade Christmas gift.

bailey fudge on a white board with christmas tags
Really beautiful fudge. My first time making fudge and I can honestly say I will never buy it from the shops again. 
AnnMarie

Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

150ml

Milk

4tbsp

Demerara sugar

450g

Butter

115g

You will also need...

20cm square tin lined with baking parchment

Step 1 of 5

Put 100ml of the Baileys liqueur and all the other ingredients into a large non-stick saucepan, reserving 50ml of the liqueur to stir through the cooked fudge at the end (for extra flavour).  Melt everything together over a low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.

Step 2 of 5

Bring to a steady boil for 10-15 minutes, stirring continuously and scraping the base of the pan to prevent it from catching. 

The mixture should reach 113-115°C on a sugar thermometer if you have one.  If you don't you can drop a little mixture into a bowl of ice-cold water - if it forms a soft, round ball that doesn't stick to your fingers then it should be ready.

Step 3 of 5

Remove the fudge from the heat and leave to cool for 5 minutes. Add the remaining liqueur and mix thoroughly.

Step 4 of 5

Beat the mixture until it just loses its shine and becomes very thick (this should take about 5-10 minutes).  The longer you beat once it starts to thicken, the crumblier the final fudge will be.  If you like it smooth - beat it only until it comes away from the sides of the pan, so its thick enough to still just about pour into a tin.

Step 5 of 5

Press into the prepared tin with the back of a spoon and leave to set before cutting into squares.

The fudge will keep for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container at room temperature.

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Baileys Fudge is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 15.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and creamy Loved this fudge, easy to make and very tasty. Made it for Christmas and now i'm making it for Easter, yum yum
Date published: 2021-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great workout! Made this following the instructions to the letter. Turned out great but a few tips... Stir from the moment you turn on the heat or it will catch on the bottom. If it does catch and you have dark specks, pass it through a sieve! Use a BIG pan, it increases substantially in volume when boiling. Invest in a jam making thermometer. It takes the guess work out and at 115°c it set perfectly. Use an electric whisk.... you’ll thank me!
Date published: 2021-03-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Total disaster Did everything as instructed even purchased a sugar thermometer left to set overnight & still very sticky. Give this one a miss then.
Date published: 2021-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy a treat to eat Easy to make and gone to quick! First made at Christmas, everyone loved it. Still have loads of Baileys so have made more.
Date published: 2021-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely fudge Very easy recipe to follow, I made it for New Year, and it lasted more than two weeks in a container in the fridge, full of flavour, 150ml of Baileys gives it just the right kick.
Date published: 2021-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Few things I wished I'd known! The fudge turned out great! But wow did I make a mess. When boiling, the mixture more than doubled in size and my pot was not large enough to contain it - use a much bigger pot than you think you'll need. Also I wished it mentioned you can use an electric whisk to beat it at the end. I used mine on the lowest setting for about 3 minutes and it turned out lovely and fudgy - and saved my arm a lot of work!
Date published: 2021-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab u lous I’ve enjoyed this so much (made by a friend) that I plan to try make some quickly as a Crimbo treat. If my make is successful I will gift it to friends & family. ;-)
Date published: 2020-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Baileys Fudge I made this yesterday and it turned out perfect, it took a long time for the sugar to melt completely and my arm ached with all the beating at the end but it was so worth it, I will definitely be making this again!
Date published: 2020-12-20
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