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Vanilla Fudge -- Scottish

Vanilla fudge is basically fudge without the chocolate. This recipe is supposed to be Scottish in origin. I've never been to Scotland, but I saw a very similar version while in London.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: European
Servings: 1
Author: Cookie Madness


  • 1/4 cup salted butter 4 tablespoons or 60 grams
  • 1/4 c. golden syrup or a combination of half golden syrup/half white syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups quick dissolving sugar
  • 7 oz or 196 grams 1/2 of a standard 14 oz can condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment or nonstick foil.
  • Melt butter over medium-low heat. Add golden syrup, sugar and condensed milk. Cook, stirring gently, over medium-low heat to 245 degrees F. Remove from heat, add vanilla and beat with a wooden spoon for 1 minute. Dump into lined pan and let cool. Lift from pan and cut into squares.
  • Note: If you have a scale, it's a good idea to weigh out your condensed milk rather than just eyeball it.