Grandma's fudge

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  1. snewman

    snewman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any candy makers out there? I am trying to recreate my grandmother's white fudge. It was incredible. She tried to teach me how to make it years ago and I failed miserably. At this point all I know is that the recipe called for only sugar, butter, heavy cream and vanilla (nuts optional). These ingredients were combined in the appropriate proportions (I don't know what these are) and cooked to softball stage and then I don't know the rest. I remember my results from trying to do it as a kid, and it either never set up or did but was really grainy, not creamy and smooth like hers. Does anyone know a fudge made with these ingredients? I would so love to have this again.
     
  2. j egger

    j egger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! it suprisingly sounds good.[​IMG]
     
  3. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been trying to duplicate my grandmother's recipe for years, too. Or at least find a recipe. I've finally found a recipe but won't be making just yet. I might make it for New Years Eve. My grandmother's wasn't white, but that does sound interesting. Maybe google it. I was just on the Taste of Home website, maybe try that one also. Good luck!
     
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I think you use the fudge recipe off the Hershey cocoa can but omit the cocoa. I can only tell if it is ready by the seeing the bubbles as it boils. Then I have to time the beating of the fudge just right so it doesn't harden in the pan. [​IMG] Nothing tastes better then the old fashioned fudge, whether it be white, peanut butter or good ole chocolate [​IMG]
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Google Boiled White Fudge and you'll find the recipe. I remember my mom making this stuff. My job was to stir the mixture. She made vanilla, chocolate, and peanut butter. Soooooo good!
     
  6. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look for divinity recipes. My mother made it every year.Sorry I can;t give you the recipe as my sister now has all of her cook books in la
     
  7. gardenmaker

    gardenmaker New Egg

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    Sounds like what my grandmother would call her nugget. She made it with black walnuts and there was allot of stirring 2 be done. If interested I can look up the recipe. Sounds like the same thing.
     
  8. littlegorb

    littlegorb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is from my culinary arts institute encyclopedic cookbook, dated 1967. white fudge. use recipe for chocolate fudge, omit the chocolate.

    chocolate fudge

    2 cups sugar
    2 squares chocolate, chipped
    2/3 cup cream, milk, or water
    2 tablespoons light corn syrup
    2 tablespoons butter
    few grains salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    place sugar, chocolate, liquid, corn syrup, butter and salt in a saucepan and heat slowly, sitrring until the sugar is dissolved. cover until boiling point is reached. cook without stirring until the temperature 240 is reached, or until a sof ball is formed when a few drops are placed in cold water. add vanilla extract, then cool, without stirring, to lukewarem (110). beat until creamy and mixture loses its shine. pour into a buttered square pan and mark into squares.

    Note: if mixture becomes too stiff to spread, the candy may be kneaded, or a few dromps of cream may be added to bring the mixture ack to spreading consistency.
    this i copied exactly from the book. without looking, it seems this may be the same recipe my ex motherinlaw gave me years ago, and it is good.
     
  9. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:my grandma made divinity as well. It was finicky. If the weather is wrong (humidity too high I think) it won't "set" right no matter what you do [​IMG] Either that or my grandma wasn't very good at making it, despite her yearly attempts lol
    I've not been brave enough to try it myself.
     

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