It’s time for another recipe! First, the recipe. Then, me blathering onward about my occasionally questionable culinary capabilities and the memories this particular feast holds for me.
- The Ingredients
- 6 cups white sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
- 1 8 ounce package of cream cheese
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips (1 bag)
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- 1 13 ounce jar of marshmallow fluff
- 1 tablespoon almond extract
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- The Way of Preparing
- Butter a 15 by 10 by 1 inch jelly roll pan.
- Combine sugar, butter, evaporated milk and cream cheese in a heavy stock pan.
- Whire wisk until mixture comes to a full boil.
- Boil, stirring constantly until candy thermometer reaches the soft ball stage, 234°F
- Remove from heat; whisk in all chocolate and fluff carefully!
- Beat until smooth and glossy.
- Stir in extracts.
- Pour into jelly roll pan. Refrigerate until firm, about two hours.
- Cut into small pieces and store refrigerated.
- How to make better: no way to, honestly. I’ve had it twice in my life and it was an experience.
- Add candied pecans on top for a nice crunch!
- Throw a few freshly cut pieces into graham cracker crumbs!
- Add white chocolate chips instead of the milk chocolate, substitute out the almond extract for orange and you have a chocolate orange fudge!
- I’ve always wanted to try making a peppermint version, but I haven’t as of yet.
- Stretch it further: the recipe easily doubles, but I don’t ever do more than a double batch because of the sheer amount of arm work and care you have to go through to make sure nothing burns-including yourself!
Christmas at Granny Comic’s was an excuse for food, family, bad puns, and the Dr. Demento Christmas playlist! As the holiday season bounds ever-closer, I keep wanting to break out the fancy apron my Darling Wife got me and putter around in the kitchen. It’s a little harder now that I’m trying to actively eat better. Can’t make a double batch of fudge when you’re diabetic!
I heartily encourage you to try your hand at this lovely fudge and let me know how it turns out for you!