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#1 of 4 Old 12-23-2002, 02:04 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi I want to make some fudge and I've seen a few recipes ranging from simple to complex. I like the middle ground...Does anyone have a good recipe? TIA and Happy Holidays, Katie
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The best one i have found is on the back label of the Kraft marshmellow fluff jar.
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I've got an old family recipe which is really old. Early 20th century I think. You can even veganise it too!

It is quite simple.

1 can evaporated milk ( use coconut cream for vegan version )
1 - 1 1/2lb demara sugar
3 oz butter ( use suitable non-hydrogenated marg or light oil for vegan version )
flavourings - eg vanilla, coco powder + peppermint essence etc.

Put the milk, sugar & butter in a big pot. Heat gently, stirring all the time until the sugar melts. Turn the heat up a bit so it is boiling. Let simmer, stirring quite a bit to prevent burning for approx 20 mins. The fudge should start to get all gloppy & boil like volcano larva. Put a bit into a cup of cold water. If a soft ball forms easily it is ready. Try to test slightly before this as you do not want to overdo it & get toffee.

When it is done, take off the heat & beat with a wooden spoon, electric beater or whatever comes to hand. The idea is to beat it until it leaves behind a trail ( like making meringue ). About half way to this stage & when it has cooled a bit, add the flavourings ( eg vanilla essence ). If you want to make something like chocolate chip fudge, I'd recommend waiting until it is all beaten up & then fold the choccie chips in then so they don't melt too much.

Pour into a greased dish to set. When almost set mark into squares.

If it doesn't set properly it's coz you've not cooked it enuf or beaten it enuf. To remedy this, I usually put it back in the pot, reheat it gently until boiling & give it another 5 mins or so & then redo the beating process.

If it's too hard, it's coz you've over cooked it. Not a lot you can do then other than pretend you've made toffee
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these are the best, most foolproof recipes for fudge ever. she is a scientist about it all.

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