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12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies, Week #9- Vanilla Fudge Christmas Packages

Christmas is not as widely celebrated here in Indonesia. In fact, i consider myself very fortunate if i were to receive even one gift! The truth is, gift exchange is not practiced here. Not with my family anyways.

I can’t force people to exchange Christmas gifts with me. But i can definitely make these make-believe Christmas packages. Call it my own way of having fun with the gift giving spirit.

Having said that, i would refrain from giving these to my dentist, or doctor. These are so incredibly rich they would make millionaires look homeless. They are basically just cream and sugar simmered together to reduce and form a consistency thats thick, dense and so very luscious.

And i am not kidding when i say that they are only cream and sugar simmered together, because those two are the only ingredients required for these. Oh, of course, not forgetting the mandatory vanilla essence of course.

So what are u waiting for?

Let’s get the fudge going!

Recipe (Adapted from PeriPlus’ Brownies, Fudges and Toppings)

2 Cups Caster Sugar

1 Cup Cream

1 Tsp Vanilla Essence

1. Lightly brush a 8.5 x 4.5 inch loaf tin with melted butter or oil. Line the base with baking paper, extending over 2 sides. Place the caster sugar, cream and a pinch of salt in a medium heavy based pan. Stir to combine and continue to stir over low heat, without boiling, until all the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat slightly, until the mixture is just simmering. Cover and cook for 3 minutes.

2. Remove the lid and clean the sugar from the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush. Do not stir the mixture. Continue to boil the mixture for about 10 minutes, or until it reaches the softball stage (240 F on sugar thermometer ).

3.  Remove from the heat, allow to cool slightly and then stir in the vanilla essence. Beat with electric beaters for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture loses its gloss and begins to thicken. Quickly pour the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the surface. Cover and allow to set. Cut into small squares, or use a biscuit cutter to cut into desired shapes.

Shown here are sprinkled with some decorative christmas sugar and yellow cookie frosting as the “bow” 🙂

On a side note, i would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. November 25, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    These look very good.. nice job, Happy Thanksgiving

    • crustabakes
      November 25, 2010 at 3:32 pm

      Thanks. Happy thanksgiving to you too. thanks so much for dropping by!

  2. Rita Vanbeber
    November 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Deliciously pretty desserts!

  3. Rita Vanbeber
    November 25, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving

    • crustabakes
      November 25, 2010 at 3:54 pm

      Thanks Rita, Happy thanksgiving to u too!

  4. NEL
    November 26, 2010 at 1:34 am

    These are so very pretty!

  5. November 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    How cute!! And they seem so simple, too!

  6. November 26, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Very beautiful, cute and festive! Althoug people don’t celebrate Christmas very much there, I think you have the Christmas Spirit with you! And is so nice! And receiving gifts like your is something that everybody likes!

  7. November 26, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    How cute are these?!?! And so easy! Very cool and festive!

  8. November 26, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Those look awesome! What a fun idea. Happy Holidays to you!

  9. November 26, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    These are so adorable- And deceptively simple! I love it, such a perfect sweet gift.

  10. Sue
    November 27, 2010 at 3:38 am

    I’d take these as a gift any day! They’re darling too:)

  11. Admin
    November 27, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    So very festive! I have yet to try vanilla fudge and this sounds fantastic!

  12. November 28, 2010 at 4:52 am

    Wow, only two ingredients? You really can’t get much simpler than that. These look delicious 🙂

  13. November 29, 2010 at 6:12 am

    These are absolutely adorable. What a great “gift” to give anyone.

  14. November 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    These are so cute! I love fudge and don’t make it nearly often enough!

  15. November 29, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    These are just darling! Love them.

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