Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fabulous Fudge

Fudge has such an image. It is found at almost every Christmas party, it reminds us of our grandmother's house and it is usually given as a homemade gift in a cute little tin. I had never given fudge a chance until recently in these past few years. I would always turn my nose up at it as if it didn't even deserve a spot on my plate. Shame on me because I have missed out all these years. Fudge is fabulous (no pun intended). Not only do you NOT have to bake it, but you can pretty much satisfy your little sweet tooth with just a teeny little piece. How many desserts can you say that about? I am so guilty of not being able to stop at one brownie, one cookie or one cupcake. I always want another! But fudge...she is your friend. She is satisfying in just one little piece.

I am glad I have a taste for fudge these days because that precious grandmother of mine has so many wonderful fudge recipes. That Momou...she was onto how good fudge was the whole time. Last Saturday we had friends over to watch the LSU vs. AUBURN game and I had it in my mind to make fudge. Look at me getting crazy...making fudge and it isn't even Christmas! I really think I am going to reinvent the wheel on this and start making fudge year round!

This fudge recipe is perfect. I tasted a teeny little piece before our friends arrived and was so very pleased. For the first time ever, I had tasted fudge that wasn't deathly rich! It was perfect. And I think I know why. I believe it is because of the salt that the recipe calls for. I truly think it cuts the sweetness. And to back my point up, many of my friends said the same exact thing after tasting their first bite of this fabulous fudge! The recipe is below for you to try yourselves and see what you think. And did I mention how easy fudge is to make? Seriously, everyone needs to give the idea of fudge a second thought. It is not given enough credit anymore!

(I am writing this recipe in the exact format I found it. It is a bit odd compared to the way most recipes are written out so bear with me.)

Fabulous Fudge
1. Mix in a heavy 2-quart saucepan 2 1/4 sugar, 3/4 cup PET EVAPORATED MILK, 16 large marshmallows or 1 cup marshmallow creme, 1/4 cup butter of margarine and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

2. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat to a boil (mixture will be bubbling all over top.)Boil and stir 5 minutes more. Take off heat.

3. Stir in until completely melted 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels. Stir in 1 cup cut-up pecans and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Spread into a buttered 8-inch square pan. Cool. Cut into 30 pieces.

I hope you try this recipe and fall in love with fudge all over again. Let it take you back to the days where a cute Christmas tin filled with fudge was as good of a Christmas present as any.

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Jason said...

These are sooooo good.

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