Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fudge, Fudge, and More Fudge!

Walnut Fudge, Candy, Milk, Cold  My father loves fudge.  When his sweet tooth struck, he'd pull out the ingredients and make some chocolate fudge.  It was boiled but once in a while he'd make some with marshmallow creme.   He used a recipe from a book published in the 1930's that he inherited from his mom.

As he got older, he switched to making microwaved fudge.  He had to watch it carefully so it didn't burn.  It wasn't as good as the other way but it satisfied his sweet tooth. 

Most of us enjoy chocolate, chocolate mint, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate walnut, or possibly some exotic flavor such as vanilla or rum.  After a bit of looking at recipes, I found some rather unique flavors of fudge, I've never heard of before.

Although many of the following have the word fudge in their titles, I'm not sure I would classify them as fudge because I'm used to fudge being a mixture of sugar, milk, and butter that is cooked to be a candy.  I wondering if these are faking a fudge like confectionery?

1.  Cardamon and Cashew fudge made with tofu, condensed milk, spices and cashews.  I've never heard of tofu being used in fudge so this is a first.

2.  What about Blueberry, Jalapeno, and Peanut Butter Fudge?  Its a combination of a Blueberry Jalapeno preserve mixed with coconut oil, honey, and peanut butter to create this unique version of Fudge.

3.  Fairy Cake Fudge made with boxed cake mix, sprinkles, condensed milk and a few other things.  I have trouble accepting something made with boxed cake mix as one of the ingredients.

4. Hmmmmm. Watermelon Fudge with a green "rind" and a pink "center" complete with seeds.  The basic recipe is white chocolate with canned ready to use frosting, cooked until done.  The mix is divided up into parts, each part colored and its layered to create the look.

5. Mountain Dew Fudge!  The name speaks for itself. 

6. Pistachio Fudge made with white chocolate, cream cheese, sugar, flavorings, and nuts.

7. Pumpkin Pie Fudge with sugar, milk, pumpkin, white chocolate, marshmallow creme, and nuts.  This one is one of the closest I've come to on fudge being made the way I'm used to.

8. Chocolate Bacon Fudge for the bacon lovers out there.  Its the standard chocolate, condensed milk, bacon, nuts, cream, and butter recipe.  Imagine having both your protein and chocolate in one bite.

9. Purple Yam Fudge,  Purple yams are great to cook with.  It is made with grated purple yams, condensed and evaporated milk, sugar, butter, and vanilla.  This takes about 3.5 hours to make because you have to cook it until its dark purple.

As I said earlier, some of these stretch the boundaries on traditional fudge.  Let me know what you think.  I plan to stay to my regular flavors.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lee,
    Fudge! Yum!
    Thanks for bringing your recipe to the Blogger's Pit Stop last week.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew