So this was my first attempt at making fudge. I followed a few basic recipes I found to get an idea. I found a few that used Baileys, but I used whiskey (mainly because that's what was in the cupboard) and added the hazelnuts to balance out the sweetness and give it a nutty texture.
1. Put the sugar, cream and whiskey into a large pan. Stirring slowly, bring it to a simmer. 2. Make sure the sugar is dissolved (it will stop feeling grainy on the base of the pan) about 5mins, then turn the heat up to a rolling boil. 3.Adjust the heat until the mixture bubbles without getting to cose to the top (this is where I panicked a bit as I didn't want to burn the sugar). Keep bubbling, stiring occasionally for about 8-10minutes. (If your still not sure you can drop a small amount of mixture into a glass of cold water. It will form a little soft ball if ready).
At this stage, the bubbles will have gone from being large and unruly to smaller and even. Stir in the chopped hazelnuts and white chocolate. Once it is mixed well, pour the mixture into a lined shallow tin or if the mixture is slightly cooled, straight onto a parchment sheet and use a spoon to spread it to about 1/2inch thick.
I decorated mine with left over melted chocolate, another sprinkle of chopped hazelnuts and some chocolate stars I found in the cupboard. Once decorated, cool and cut.