by Sophie Whitbread

This really easy fudge recipe makes soft, melt-in-the- mouth British-style fudge. A batch of super-creamy fudge makes a brilliant present for family and friends at birthdays and Christmas.

Use the iced water hack and you won't need a sugar thermometer.

Desserts

Buyer's guide

Look out for ‘natural brown sugar’ from good-quality brands, which will have more molasses and minerals and will not have been artificially treated. Demerara sugar from Guyana is the most distinctive.

Storage

Store in a cool, dry cupboard away from sunlight, heat or moisture.

Preparation

Use brown sugar in coffee, cakes, biscuits and flapjacks.