Also, exchanging fudge among the neighbors on Christmas as a gift is a long dated tradition. Everyone enjoys its delightful flavor. And thankfully, making it in your home is not that tricky. But, if you are one of those creative foodies, I bet you wouldn’t want to miss out any chance to experiment with your fudge. Learn how to make the traditional chocolate fudge taste more delicious by adding your cooking creativity.
A four quart saucepan
3-4 Tbsp. Softened butter
1-2 cups granulated sugar
Salt for taste
2/3 cup Evaporated milk
1-2 tbsp. Vanilla extract
Finely chopped pecans or walnuts
Cooking the Ingredients
Take a four quart saucepan and pour butter, milk, sugar and salt. Now, boil it for 5-6 minutes over medium heat. Keep stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Add chocolate, vanilla extract, marshmallows and nuts. Mix them well until all the ingredients stick thoroughly. When mixture turns smooth, your mixture is perfectly cooked.
Transferring the Melted Fudge into a Battered Pan
When finished cooking, beat the fudge for about one minutes and then, pour the cooked mixture into an 8 inch square battered pan. Grease the top of the fudge with one tbsp. butter and refrigerate it for 15-20 minutes.
Experimenting With the Flavor
In case, you want to add variations in your chocolate fudge, apply your cooking creativity. Here are some ideas:
Chocolate chip Fudge:
Before refrigerating your fudge, evenly sprinkle chocolate marbles over the fudge. Not only the taste of fudge will be enhanced, the texture will become more exquisite.
Evenly sprinkle half cup of coconut powder over the fudge mix in the battered pan before transferring the mixture to the refrigerator.
Sprinkle finely chopped green and red cherries equally all over the fudge mix .
Finely chop the peppermint Aero bar and spread the chopped bar over the fudge mixture.
Adding Marshmallows and Pistachio
If you want to enhance the flavor of your fudge, add pistachio or dried sweetened coconut. Also, add Miniature marshmallows in the fudge mix for better taste and texture of the chocolate fudge.
After refrigeration, cut the fudges into squares and serve them right away.
Quick Tips and Warning
- It’s better to not cook fudge on a humid day, for it causes the fudge to be grainy.
- Avoid using too much salt in your fudge. It can over par the sweetness of the fudge.
- To increase the taste of your fudge, use dark chocolate instead of using milk chocolate.
- Add corn syrup and cream to slow down the crystallization of the fudge.
- Prefer gas stove over electric stove to cook the fudge. It will be lot easier to cook.
- Boiling the fudge for more than five minutes can cause over cooking. So, better maintain the boiling period.
- If you have cooked enough fudge and planning to enjoy for weeks, store the fudge at the room temperature, or it could be frozen.
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