Old fashioned fudge. Just like the kind you find on the Boardwalk. Moist, fresh, and creamy. Nothing quite like it.
Deep, rich chocolate fudge is cooked and then delicately mixed, flavored, and swirled to creamy, chocolate perfection. Chocolate fudge is a necessity for any true chocolate lover.
I remember as a kid my Mom would make this fudge. There are different ways with the sugar syrup and I still like this recipe the best. My Mom has a collection of cookbooks and I remember the page with this recipe was always stuck together either by chocolate or butter. I can’t remember the cookbook but I’ll add it in the comments after I call my Mom!
3 oz Unsweetened Chocolate(Bakers Chocolate or 100%)
1/4 cup Unsalted Butter
16 oz Powdered Sugar
1/4 cup Evaporated Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/8 tsp Salt
If you do not have evaporated milk, you can make your own by reducing whole milk by 60%. All evaporated milk is simply reduced milk until 60% of the water has been removed. I taught a class in Japan and I could not find evaporated milk so I made my own. But I did notice a different taste. “Store bought’ evaporated milk has an unique taste.
1.)Prepare an 8X8″ pan by buttering the whole entire pan.
2.)Melt the chocolate and butter over a double boiler. (if you, for some reason do not use a double boiler you could risk burning the chocolate)
3.)Remove from the heat and add the powdered sugar- it is usually one full bag! Fudge is supposed to be sweet. Right ? :)
4.)Add the evaporated milk, salt, and vanilla.
5.)Spread the fudge with an offset ( a flat, long flexible spreader, as shown above). Make sure to spread right away because the mix will start to harden.
6.) Press down with parchment to get as flat as possible.
7.) Set aside for at least 2 hours then cut and enjoy!
Fudge will stay fresh in an air tight container for up to 2-3 weeks. The fudge should not be refrigerated as it will cause the fudge to dry out.A creamy, chocolate fudge the whole family will love.
“Oh Fudge!” as Ralphie would say from “The Christmas Story.”
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What is your favorite chocolate dessert of all time?