Saturday, November 3, 2007

Daddy's Front Porch Fudge

2 Cups of Sugar
1 Cup whole Milk
3 squares Unsweetened Chocolate
pinch of salt
about 1 tablespoon of butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Combine 2 cups sugar, and 1 cup milk in a saucepan. Heat but do not boil. Add 3 squares of unsweetened chocolate and pinch of salt. Boil until softball stage (soft ball forms when dropped in a glass of cold water). Remove from heat. Add butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla . Beat by hand until mixture loses gloss and thickens. Pour in buttered square pan. Cool until firm. Cut into squares.

Daddy used to make this fudge for my sister and I. It was usually evening time , and he used to take the pan of fudge and sit it outside in the cold on the front porch to cool. It was the best fudge I ever had, and to this day I still think it is. I can close my eyes and see him at the kitchen counter with the Flintstones Jelly Glass filled with cold water for testing to see if the fudge was at what we call the soft ball stage.

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