Thursday, December 17, 2009

FYI - Fudge Recipe

I know that you all are aware that my favorite cookbook is "Keep Your Fork Cookbook" (could someone tell me how to underline something on here?) and that Whitney sells them in her store.  Well I have to warn you before you try this......the first candy recipe in the book is for fudge.  It doesn't call for any milk like the recipe on the marshmallow creme jar does.  Basically it is the same recipe with a few changes in amounts all except for the lack of milk.  So I have made many fudge recipes in my life, but that one turned out to be more like concrete and mortar!  It called to cook it twice as long as the one on the jar.  I think the combination of over cooking and I hope an ingredient missing from the recipe made for something that had to be thrown away!  ha  I am giving you fair warning......don't try it.  You won't be happy.  Fortunately for me, I was a little leary of this recipe to begin with so I didn't waste my pecans.  I think I will go back to my microwave recipe.  Very simple and yummy!

So the lesson learned matter if you have been cooking for 2 years or 40 years, they all don't turn out right.  I crossed that recipe off with a big X in the book so I would never make that mistake again.  Laugh about it and try another recipe for whatever it is that you thought might be good and wasn't.  One day you will land on a good one and you won't have to look any further. 

Got to go back and make the microwave kind - only takes 5 minutes!  Got the Sunday School Class party tomorrow night at my house!

Here is the tried and true recipe for fudge:

3 cups milk chocolate morsels
1 - 14 oz can Eagle Brand milk
1/4 cup margarine, cut into pieces

Combine all ingredients in a 2 quart glass bowl.  Microwave chocolate mixture at Medium power (50%) for 5 minutes stirring at 1 1/2 minute intervals.  Pour into greased 8 inch square dish.  Cover and chill 8 hours.  Cut into squares.  Store in refrigerator.

Merry Christmas and have a Blessed day!

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