Gin Fudge Topped With Shredded Lime

I am sure for some of you it is too early to think of Chrsitmas, BUT as we do our Christmas baking November 11, this is appropriate. Also, it will give you all the opportunity to pick and choose what you want to serve at your Open House, Christmas Celebrations, New Years….whatever.

This is an adult version of fudge so act accordingly.

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, plus a little extra
  • 1  1/2 cup plus 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1  1/4 cups whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp. Gin
  • 4 oz. chopped white chocolate
  • 3 tsp. finely grated lime zest

Grease an 8 inch baking dish with butter and line with criss cross pieces of parchment paper, overhanging by 1 inch on all sides.

In a large suacepan, melt the butter, add the sugar and whipping cream, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved and it has come to the boil. Reduce the heat and attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pot and reduce the heat to low.

Stir this until it reaches the temperature of 236F (113C). Remove from the heat and vigorously stir in the gin and white chocolate until the chocolate has melted and  is really smooth.

Pour into the prepared cake pan and now, sprinkle the lime zest over the entire surface. Cool down to room temperataure, uncovered.

Wrap with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight and when ready to serve, cut in small pieces and set out on your prettiest plate.

You are the best Hostess….ever!



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