Last week I wanted to give a little something to someone I knew who was having a small operation. I had made some fudge so thought I would make a little box to put a few pieces in. I could have done a little more to the box, but I needed to make something quickly.
I used the mini pizza box style for this box. I stamped a small flower stamp over the plain purple card stock. I made a little sleeve to go around it to keep it closed. I didn't have purple ribbon so inked the white ribbon I had and just had to give it some time to dry before I put it onto the sleeve. Perhaps a few gems would have added to it.
This type of box is also great to put some small cards and envelopes in to give to someone.
The contents inside: Four pieces of russian fudge
Here is the recipe in case you would like to try and make it yourself.
Russian Fudge (From the Edmonds Cookbook - a famous New Zealand recipe book)
3 cups sugar
½ cup milk
½ cup sweetened condensed milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon golden syrup
Put sugar and milk into a saucepan. Heat gently, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Add condensed milk, butter, salt and golden syrup. Stir until butter has melted. Bring to the boil and continue boiling to the soft ball stage, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Beat until thick. Pour into a buttered tin. Mark into squares. Cut when cold. Vanilla essence or chopped nuts may be added to the fudge before beating if desired.
Soft ball stage – 114ºC – Drop a small amount of syrup into very cold water. A soft ball forms that flattens on removal.
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