Rum and Raisin Fudge

Preparation 10 Minutes

Cook 15 Minutes

Serves 32

Method

Lightly grease and line base and sides of a 20cm square baking tin.

Combine raisins and rum in a small bowl and allow to soak for 10 mins.

In a medium saucepan combine sweetened condensed milk, butter, sugar and golden syrup and constantly stir over a low heat until the sugar has completely dissolved.

Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, stir constantly for about 8-10 mins until the temperature reaches between 113-115ºC.*

Remove pan from heat, add chocolate melts and soaked raisins and stir to combine.  Transfer to prepared tin using a spatula to smooth the surface then allow to cool at room temperature for 5-6 hours until firm.

Cut into 5cm long slices then cut each slice into 8 rectangles.

If you don’t own a candy thermometer, you can also check if the fudge is ready by taking a small amount and dropping it into a glass of cold water.  When the mixture sets into a soft ball that doesn’t stick to your fingers when gently pinched, the fudge is ready.  This is referred to as “soft ball” stage.

Ingredients

160g Sunbeam Raisins

2 tbsp rum

395g sweetened condensed milk

125g butter, chopped

220g brown sugar

2 tbsp golden syrup

150g milk chocolate melts

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Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.

Grease 3 round 20cm (8-inch) cake pans; line base and sides with baking paper.

Beat butter, extract and sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs, one at a time.

Stir in sifted flours and milk, in two batches. Spread mixture into pan; smooth surface.

Bake cake about 1/2 hour. Stand in pan 5 minutes; turn, top-side up, onto a wire rack to cool. Grab your prepared Sunbeam Fruit Mince and spread a generous layer over each cake then cover with a layer of cream. Stack the 3 cakes and then cover whole cake with cream icing.

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1. Combine almond meal, parmesan, herbs and lemon, Season well.

2. If using 2 large chicken breast, cut each into two horizontally to form thin chicken breasts. If using 4 small breasts, slightly pound with a mallet so they have even thickness.

3. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg mixture and drain off any excess. Then press into the almond mixture, coating each side well.

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Notes:
Lightly wipe your knife blade with a little oil when cutting dates. It will ensure the dates don’t stick to the knife and making cutting easier.

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  1. Blend or process dates until smooth
  2. Combine macadamia meal, cacao and dates in a bowl.
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Grease and line a standard baking tray. Set aside.

Place each chocolate flavour in separate bowls. Microwave each bowl in 20 second bursts, stirring in between, until melted.

Divide the white chocolate into 3 separate bowls. Add a few drops of pink colouring to one and stir.

Add a few drops of purple colouring to the second bowl and stir.

Pour the milk chocolate into prepared tray, tilting the tray until the whole base is covered.

Spoon each of the coloured and plain white chocolate onto different spots on the chocolate. Sprinkle with Sunbeam mixed fruit.

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    Place sugar, honey and chocolate in a large saucepan and gently heat until chocolate is melted. Stir in the raisins, figs, cherries, cranberries and nuts. Mix well.

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