Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Fudge

I've been told the type of fudge I make isn't really fudge, it's something else. Real fudge is heated to a specific tempture. I'm not very good at candy making, the soft ball and hard ball stages are things I always second guess myself on. So the following semi-recipe is what I use when I want to make something super sugary.

Fudge:
1 bag chocolate chips
1 cup earth balance
4 cups powdered sugar
vanilla or other extracts.

Melt the earth balance and chocolate chips - remove from heat, add the powdered sugar.
If it's too thick add a splash of soy milk or other liquid. If it's too wet, add more powdered sugar.

This is an easy recipe to throw in dried fruits or nuts, which I did for my other batch.
Another great thing to do is to use coconut oil in place of the earth balance and use some coconut flavoring. Then sprinkle with coconut.

The batch shown below is normal fudge, with a bit more vanilla and a separate layer of vanilla with vanilla paste to get the black flecks.
My camera is on the way out so taking photos has been frustrating. Luckily, if there can be when you're a blogger and your camera goes, the damage was done during my bike accident so the insurance will help me with a new one.
Speaking of biking, of lack there of - I am saving money on food by not biking. I don't need to eat as much since I am no longer biking 1o plus miles a day. The down side is that I have to pay for and take the bus along with no longer getting my exercise. My arm better heal quickly. Thanks for all the well wishes!

15 comments:

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Real fudge or not, it looks DAMN GOOD!

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

looks like real fudge to me!

VeggieGirl said...

wow, look at that fudge!! yum!!

I do hope that your arm heals quickly!! sending you well wishes!! :0)

SusanV said...

I used to make fudge like this when I was growing up, so it's what I think of when I think of fudge. Yours looks especially yummy with the vanilla layer.

Sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you (and the camera) are all better soon!

Amy said...

Drool. I might try this with peanut butter.

Webly said...

Thanks everyone.
Amy - this is great when you marble in the peanut butter on top before the chocolate fudge part sets. YUM!

Courtney said...

I hope you are at least feeling a little bit better at this point!

That fudge looks amazing...I love vanilla anything!
Courtney

Melody Polakow said...

omg, my teeth hurt looking at the picture... so yeah.. it has to be like real fudge. You can't fake it.

I hope you heal fast... it has to be very difficult for you not being able to bike and being in pain.

megan said...

Thank you for posting this! I can't wait to make it.

Kati said...

The fudge looks totally awesome, whether it's "real" or not!

Kati said...

(all that matters is if the fudge is "real" good - ha!)

Emilie said...

Yeah, real, smeal, who cares. It looks incredible. I would totally go crazy for it.

bazu said...

i could go for a piece or two of that... love the vanilla specks! do you buy vanilla paste or make it yourself?

megan said...

I made this fudge yesterday and I don't care if some people say it isn't real. What do they know, it is great!!! I put walnuts in mine!

Webly said...

Megan - you are a cooking machine!