Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fudge FAIL

I have never goofed up this fudge recipe ever.....until today. Of course, I have never tried to cut this recipe in half....until today, either. And I have been making this recipe for at least twenty years! I would like to place the blame for this FAIL episode on brain fog, but actually, I seriously think that I measured accurately. I used a kitchen scale and specific measuring cups. Hm. Mom always has said that there's "some recipes that you cannot halve, or double!" So all you really excellent sjoggie cooks out there - is that the case?

Rats. What a grainy, greasy mess. Good thing daughter numero one is home - she'll have to try again, this time with a full batch. I showed this gloppy goop to John and he eyed the pan with dismay, then put his hand on my shoulder. "Babe. You may be forced to make a whole batch.....but don't worry hon. I'll throw myself on this grenade for you. I'm your man for the fudge detail."

Hoo, boy.

Get cookin' girlfriend:

Mmmm. Joanne's fudge:

4 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 pound (four sticks) butter
1 - 13oz can evaporated milk
18 oz good quality chocolate chips (I use a blend of regular chocolate chips and some dark chocolate)
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Put sugar and milk in heavy sauce pan. Bring to full rolling boil and boil for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from burner. Add butter and stir until melted.
Add chocolate chips. Beat with mixer for ten minutes until thick. Stir in vanilla and nuts, if desired.

Pour into a foil-lined or buttered 9 x 13 pan. Chill.

Om nom nom nom nom nom nom.....


Leslie at SugarAndSpiceADK. said...

I don't know if you read my most recent post, Julia, but I totally BOTCHED up my old Pecan Praline recipe, that I've made successfully for years.....I think our Sjogren's brains are having a tough time this year, no?

LisaMarie said...

How did you measure the ounces for the evaporated milk? There are liquid ounces and ounces by weight. Could be your difference right there.

Amy Junod said...

Oh yum. Fudge. Fudge in a good way and not the "fudge" that I am saying these days.
Isn't that crazy how the math can be perfect but cutting recipes in half just doesn't work? I have tried to cut my oatmeal cookie recipe in half. NEVER works. God's way of telling me to "share" maybe.

Anonymous said...

To clear up any potential confusion, I am volunteering for fudge EATING detail. Not fudge making.

Always happy to help out when I can.