The Best Fudge Ever

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Sometimes the best fudge ever recipe is whatever fudge is sitting in front of you. Am I wrong? This classic treat has become a huge favorite with people everywhere, and now, it is available in every consistency, size, and flavor that you can imagine. So the best fudge recipe ever might just be the one in your imagination from the very first time you had it as a little kid. In any event, try this fudge recipe and see whether it is the best you have ever had. Or, you can let the kids decide! This fudge recipe is a blend of the classic method to prepare fudge, and using contemporary ingredients that make it less necessary to strictly adhere to the sometimes difficult process of making fudge. Entirely traditional fudge, made to achieve the classic consistency as well as the melt in your mouth result is extremely difficult to achieve.

In this fudge recipe, the fudge is brought to the soft ball stage. And then it is removed from the heat, but it is not beaten for several minutes to lose the gloss from the mixture, and to bring it to that particular fudgy consistency. Instead, the mixture is just poured over the nuts, and allowed to cool. This fudge recipe will produce fudge that has a consistency closer to dense icing or frosting, which is also a popular texture. Fudge was invented or developed when a young baker accidentally cooked the caramel he was preparing too long. That brought the butter and sugar and cream to a higher heat than is required in order to make caramels, the supposed sweet treat that this baker was preparing (according to the myth, at any rate). Instead of wasting the result, the baker renamed it, fudge, and served the dish up. Who knows (or cares, really) whether or not this story is true? Many dishes have been invented by mistakes that the baker has made and then tried to correct.

In any event, fudge is a great treat, and one that should be served with caution. It is fully loaded with sugar and butter, which is why everyone loves it so much, but that is also why, when people eat it, they get so crazy. The sugar spike sends kids through the roof. To help slow the spike, do consider adding the walnuts that this recipe recommends. Like the addition of salt, the bite in to a walnut breaks the overwhelming sweet taste of the fudge until you get more of it in your mouth when it tastes even better because of the walnut’s contrasting bitterness. Enjoy this treat with your family on a night when you can escape the craziness!

Nutrition Facts for: The Best Fudge Ever From Yammie's Noshery
Ingredients: Salted butter, evaporated milk, corn syrup, granulated sugar, marshmallow creme, chocolate chips vanilla nuts.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 60 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 99, Calories from Fat 37, Total Fat 4.1g 6%, Saturated Fat 2.1g 10%, Cholesterol 6mg 2%, Sodium 35mg 1%, Potassium 37mg 1%, Carbohydrates 15.3g 5%, Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%, Sugars 12.8g, Protein 0.9g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 1%

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