Eggnog Fudge

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An eggnog fudge recipe combines the sweet flavor of eggnog made with a commercial version of this heady drink, and blending in white chocolate for an added kick. Of course that means you do not need to follow any of the usual methods of making fudge, since the white chocolate will ensure that the fudge recipe actually does fudge, in the end. In some ways, it is a bit sad that the original method of making a fudge recipe, by combining a relatively simple blend of butter, sugar and cream, is not often adhered to. Instead, commercial ingredients such a chocolate or even gelatins are used to achieve a similar (but not nearly as exact, and not nearly as good) texture.

The thing about real fudge lies in its beautiful texture combined with its taste. Good fudge should almost break off, it should be so firm, and then the fudge should melt away in your mouth in a creamy and luscious blend of butter and sugar. There should never be any granules of sugar, even though as kids we always hoped to find that contrasting texture in our fudge. Not that not finding it ever stopped us from eating our way through the entire pan. We loved watching our mom prepare fudge, a rare treat because it required such skill to make, and we would wait, vultures every one of us, anxious to get a bite of the scrumptious delight. I do not remember her failing to make perfect fudge, even once, although my own attempts in later years never seemed to have the delicate balance she always seemed to achieve between that hard texture and creamy, to die for, melt in your mouth, characteristic. And she only made maple fudge. For her, there was no other kind. And we had no problems with that, whatsoever.

Today, of course, fudge recipes come in pretty much all shapes and sizes, with interesting ingredients such as the ones found in this eggnog fudge recipe. And this fudge is also very pretty in color, a paler and more white colored fudge than you might be accustomed to seeing. And eggnog is a lovely and really somewhat subtle flavor to put in a fudge recipe, in some ways. Of course, the nutmeg really adds some snap, in a combination of rather earthy notes as well as a bit of a peppery bite. So that will allow plenty of interesting contrast to the perhaps more bland taste of the eggnog in this recipe. It is also very easy to make, and the white chocolate ensures this fudge will reach a good consistency even though you do not bring this eggnog fudge recipe to the soft ball stage.

Nutrition Facts for: Eggnog Fudge From Brown Eyed Baker
Ingredients: Granulated sugar, unsalted butter, eggnog, salt, white chocolate, nutmeg, marshmallow creme, rum extract.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 64 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 34, Calories from Fat 0, Total Fat 0.0g 0%, Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 6mg 0%, Potassium 0mg 0%, Carbohydrates 8.7g 3%, Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%, Sugars 7.7g, Protein 0.0g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%

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