This was the very first recipe our mother taught us. We used to pour it into a baking tray, let it set and then whack it hard on the counter. We delighted in the mismatched splinters. Thanks to silicone moulds, one can now create these perfect jewel-like bites.
1. In a deep thick-bottomed pot, pour the water over the sugar.Set aside for an hour ( this is our little trick for making candy and fudge, by letting it stand the sugar dissolves slowly and you do not run the risk of any crystals forming).
2. Stick your thermometer in now (if using).
3.Set the pot over low heat – do not stir, just give the pot a light shake every now and then. Add the butter, let it melt, shake
Store in an air tight container. Our moulds yielded 36 candies.