handmade christmas: vegan gingerbread fudge

Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re like me, you’re only just starting to think about Christmas shopping. Here at Rhythm & Green, we believe that consumerism for the sake of it is… well… what’s the point? Every year I find myself buying random things that people don’t really want just for the sake of gifting them a Christmas present. This year I asked myself why. This year, more than ever, it’s important that we support small, local businesses. Here’s the mantra: SHOP SMALL, SHOP LOCAL, SHOP HANDMADE. That’s what we should be telling ourselves when we step out the door, or open out computers to get the Christmas shop done. But what if we take this one step further, and handmake our gifts ourselves? This year I have been INVESTING in homemade. It is our belief that nothing is better than homemade, and that applies to Christmas gifts too. As part of our handmade christmas series, we are sharing with you a simple recipe for Vegan Gingerbread Fudge, that you can make and gift to your loved ones this Christmas. What a special way to celebrate the holidays?! So without further ado, let’s spread some happiness with a little spice, and some gingerbread fudge.

Makes: 50 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 225g caster sugar
  • 220g soft light brown sugar
  • 60g vegan cooking butter
  • 65ml vegan double cream
  • 4-5 tbsp black treacle
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • 3-4 tbsp ground ginger

Method:

  1. Line a brownie tin with parchment paper and set aside for later.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, add all of the ingredients. Using a rubber spatula, stir all of the ingredients together over a medium-low heat, until the butter has melted, the sugar has dissolved, and everything is well combined.
  3. Once so, stop stirring and bring the mixture to a boil. Place a cooking thermometer in the pan and heat the mixture until the thermometer reads 240˚F (116˚C/soft ball).
  4. Once up to temperature, remove the pan from the heat and leave it to cool for 5 minutes, until the mixture has stopped bubbling. After this time, grab a wooden spoon and stir the mixture constantly at a moderate speed for 10-15 minutes, until the mixture is very thick (but still pourable).
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared brownie tin, level off the top with a spatula, and leave it to cool until the fudge has completely set. It should be chewy and soft, not hard.
  6. Once set, cut into 1-inch squares and enjoy!

This fudge can be kept in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place. Best consumed within 2 weeks.

How to gift wrap:

This Vegan Gingerbread Fudge is the perfect gift for your loved ones this Christmas, as a sweet and spicy little way to end the day. To wrap, I recommend stacking several pieces of fudge on top of each other in the centre of a large square of parchment paper. Fold the parchment paper over the top of the fudge stack to create a little bundle. Tie with Christmas ribbons or string, add a name tag, and voila! These fudge may go sticky in their wrapping if left in a warm place, so I also advise wrapping it on the day you plan on gifting it. These little parcels of fudge work great in Christmas gift hampers or as stocking fillers. Enjoy!

And there you have it. The perfect little Christmas gift for your loved ones.

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If you make this Vegan Gingerbread Fudge, make sure you leave a like and a comment down below! I absolutely love hearing from you guys and you can be sure that I will try my best to get back to you soon! And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @rhythmandgreen

I love seeing the photos of recipes you’ve all made! Have a beautiful Christmas and a safe and warm winter! I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Love and light,

Katherine x

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