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Festive recipe: White chocolate and cranberry fudge

Fantastic festive treat for those with a sweet tooth.

350g (12oz) granulated sugar
25g (1oz) unsalted butter
175ml (6fl oz) can evaporated milk
100g (3½oz) dried sweetened cranberries
300g (10oz) white chocolate, chopped
10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook,  plus cooling time
1. Cut a piece of baking parchment large enough to line a shallow 25x20cm (10x8in) baking tin or a 1kg (2lb) loaf tin.
2. Put the sugar, butter, and evaporated milk in a large heavy-based pan. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved completely.
3. Bring to the boil, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Immediately remove from the heat then add the cranberries and chocolate. Allow the chocolate to melt, then quickly stir the mixture and pour straight into the tin. It will thicken immediately.
5. Spread into the tin and leave on a wire cooling rack until completely cooled and firm to touch. Then chill for an hour or so in the fridge.
6. Once firm and cooled, take the fudge out of the tin onto a chopping board and cut into small squares.
7. Wrap in cellophane and tie with a ribbon to decorate. Attach a gift label and give to someone special as a Christmas gift!

This recipe was submitted by Gabriella Bianco from Buckley who said: "I make different fudge each Christmas as a tasty treat for family and friends. It makes a nice present when you wrap it up and personalise it with a gift label."

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