Fudge Wars: Post your best recipes here
Post your recipes here. I stole this one from DKos poster McMom:
Put in a cast iron pan:
two cups of sugar,
1/4 cup of cocoa,
2/3 cup whole milk,
2 tbsp. white corn syrup,
a pinch of salt.
Heat slowly, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Then cook without stirring to the soft ball stage. Take pan off heat, add butter and vanilla, but DO NOT STIR. After the mixture has cooled to lukewarm, beat by hand until creamy and the mixture loses its shine. Pour onto a buttered plate and cut into squares.
p.s. You can cook it on a stainless steel skillet, as well, but it doesn't turn out the same if cooked in a saucepan. Must be something about the distribution of heat.
Okay, everybody, your turn!
And just to get you started, here is my recipe for "bacon fudge"
1 large pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 large pkg milk chocolate, or peanut butter, chips
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract, divided
Either in a big microwave bowl or a saucepan, combine half the vanilla and one can of milk and heat until bubbles form at the edge (do not bring to a boil). Stir in one package of chips and continue stirring until chips are melted and mixture is well-blended.
Repeat with second flavor of chips.
Pour by layers into a 9x13 pan lined with parchment paper.
Smooth layers between pourings (you can leave them a little irregular for the "bacon" effect). Cool 2 hours or up to overnight, uncovered. Slice into half, longways, and then slice into 1/2'' thick slices, crossways. Serve arranged on a platter.
If you make this with white chocolate chips as one layer and peanut butter or butterscotch chips as the 2nd layer, it really does look like bacon. Hence the name.
If you use white and e.g. a mint-flavored 2nd layer with a drop of red or green food coloring, you can create a very festive appearance. Don't try to mix red and green layers, though. It comes out ... unappetizing.
Okay. Who's got a fudge recipe to share? Divinity? Almond?