More research, more recipes and a quick trip to the shops for more ingredients.
The other batch whilst not solid was still not as I hoped. The colour and flavour were ok but the texture. Arrrrrrrggggghhhh which part of creamy and smooth involves hard and grainy????
Grandad - I love you dearly and I would happily slave over a hot stove for you, however my fudge making skills are clearly way off the mark. My hopes of a cheap little present are unlikely to come to anything when it takes me 3 plus attempts to succeed. Even at Thorntons prices it will still be cheaper to buy some!
I am so close to admitting defeat, if only the fudge would stop taunting me. Maybe one last hunt for a new recipe....