Pour milk into a pan and bring slowly to the boil, then add sugar and butter, heat slowly stirring all the time until sugar dissolves and butter has melted.
Bring back to boil cover with lid and boil for approx 2 mins, uncover and continue to boil steadily , stirring occasionally, for 10/15 mins or (until the mixture, dropped into a cup of cold water forms a soft ball when rolled in fingers)
Remove from heat and add vanilla essence stir and leave for 5 mins
Then beat it till it just begins to lose its gloss and is thick and creamy, then transfer to your buttered tin.
Leave to set, put it into the fridge for quicker setting.
This is another Lovely Recipe to cook for Christmas as gifts from your children. Everyone always welcomes Fudge!!
You can always add different things to your fudge once it's in the tin before it sets. Maybe Cherries, Nuts??