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Fudge is a unique sweet invented by the Americans that can be made by just a couple of steps. Did you ever wonder how grandma made that amazing holiday treat fudge? II. Today I am going to tell you where the holiday treat, fudge, came from, what you need to make traditional chocolate fudge, and how to make fudge. The wonderful holiday treat all began right here in your home country, The United States.
While many of our favorite sweets have ancient origins that date back thousands of years- fudge is a relatively recent invention. B. It was around 1886 fudge was first heard of. C. Emelyn Battersby Hartridge was a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. D. Historians show that Emelyn wrote in a letter that a schoolmate’s cousin made fudge in Baltimore in 1886 and sold it for 40 cents a pound. 1. Emelyn then obtained the recipe, made 30 pounds of it and sold it at the Vassar Senior Auction. 2. The word of fudge spread all around the women colleges. 3.
It was later that Smith and Wellesley College each developed their own recipes for fudge. E. What exactly is fudge? 1. Fudge is actually a crystalline candy, unlike lollipops, caramels, and taffy, crystal formation is the key to making great fudge. 2. Tiny microcrystal’s of sugar is what gives fudge its firm smooth texture. 3. The secret to successful fudge is getting the crystals to form at the right time. 4. It is not the heating of fudge but the cooling of fudge that is important. a. Ultimately you want crystals to form but not during the heating. b. Letting the fudge cool undisturbed will let to crystals form at the right time. Transition: Now that you know where fudge came from and what exactly is fudge let me tell you about what exactly you need to make chocolate fudge. ) II. Not Many things are needed to make Chocolate fudge and it can be quick and easy. A. First you are going to need to take a trip to the local grocery store. 1. You need: 1 jar of marshmallow creme, Bag of sugar, can of evaporate milk, and a bag of 12 oz. of milk chocolate. 2. Also you need: 2 sticks of butter and a bottle of vanilla extract. 3. Make sure you have a 8? 8 inch aluminum pan. 4. Another important thing that would come in handy is a can of non-stick spray.
B. After visiting to grocery store you need to get all your ingredients out and ready to go. 1. A couple of kitchen tools are needed: first a candy thermometer. 2. If you do not own a candy thermometer local grocery stores have them located in the kitchen aisle. 3. Other tools needed include: a large saucepan and a wooden spoon. (Transition: Now that you know exactly what you need to make chocolate fudge lets go through the steps of actually making fudge. ) III. Making Chocolate fudge can be very tricky but if you follow directions you should have no problems. A.
Take out all necessary ingredients and tools needed to make fudge. B. Take your 8? 8 and spray the pan with PAM to make sure your fudge does not stick to the sides or bottom of the pan. C. Now you can begin mixing things together. First turn on the stove to the high setting and begin adding 3 cups of sugar, then 1 ? sticks of butter, and 5 oz. of evaporated milk to the large saucepan. D. Mix together the sugar, evaporated milk, and butter. Do not let sit while the pan is heating up because when the mixture becomes hot it will start to burn and turn brown.
E. Get out the candy thermometer. Let the sugar mixture go to a rolling boil, while the thermometer reaches a 234 ? F. 1. Never put the thermometer directly in the sugar mixture! 2. First put the thermometer in a separate container that is brought to a boil and registers 212 ? F then move it to the saucepan with the sugar mixture and wait for the desired temperature. F. After it reaches the correct degrees, remove the saucepan from the heat. G. Add the 12 oz. of milk chocolate and the marshmallow creme to the mixture. H. Continue to stir until everything is completely melted.