OH FUDGE… GUYANESE VANILLA FUDGE!

2 Aug

Fudge

Fudge is a type of  confectionery, which is usually soft, sweet, and rich. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk, heating it to the soft-ball stage.
Ingredients
  1. 1 can evaporated milk (12 oz)
  2. 1 can condensed milk (14 oz)
  3. 2 cups brown sugar
  4. 3/4 cup water
  5. 2 tbsp butter
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Combine evaporated milk, condensed milk, brown sugar and water in a large saucepan and mix together until all the sugar has melted. Place on medium heat and bring to a slow boil. Do not stir before the mixture boils. Stir continuously in a figure 8 going around the sides and down the middle. Boil mixture until it forms a soft ball or come to 235 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove mixture from heat and add butter and vanilla extract. Let cool for 5 minutes then beat until mixture becomes thick. Pour into a greased square baking dish and let cool. Cut into squares when mixture is almost cool.

Tips and Ramblings
  1. Fudge is a labor of love. The stirring and beating will definitely help your arm muscles.
  2. When testing to see if the fudge is a soft ball mixture, taste the pieces of fudge in the water. If it tastes smooth like toffee you still have a little way to go.
  3. My aunt told me the fudge is ready when you stir it and can see the sugar crystallizing at the bottom.
  4. If the fudge begins to burn but it is still not up to temp, reduce the heat.
  5. If it takes you more that on try to get it right, don’t get discouraged, the trick is figuring out when it is a soft ball. In the past I would give up before it got to this stage and always made toffee.
Adapted from Metemgee.com

Recipe by : Altee Brown

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