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Friday, June 5, 2009

Old Fashioned Fudge

I made fudge today using the following ingredients:

1 cup Nestle Quik
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cream
1/3 cup butter

Combine the ingredients in a pan. Bring to a boil while stirring, to keep from burning. Boil until 234 degrees (8 or 10 minutes). Quickly take it off the heat and let sit for one minute. Beat with a spoon for one minute. Then spoon into your pan and spread quickly. It gets hard very fast.

This is very rich, so you might want to cut it into small pieces. The fudge also tends to be crumbly when cut. This may be because I don't wait until it cools completely before I cut it. I'm impatient when it comes to my fudge. But that's OK, the crumbs taste good, too!

I'll be eating the crumbs and taking the rest to a dinner tonight. I've been wanting to make some fudge for a long time. I don't have any will power, so making it to take somewhere gets it out of the house and I don't end up eating too much.

Most people don't make it this way any more. We are too impatient waiting for it to get to 234 degrees and then we don't want to beat it. This recipe has never failed me. It always gets hard.
I like the old fashioned hard fudge as opposed to the soft kind everyone makes now a days.
But, I will warn you, this is very rich.

My mother loved to make fudge. She was always trying different recipes.
This was one I found in her batch of recipes.

Here is a tip. I put a string on the end of my thermometer and tape it to the range hood.
I measure it so that it hangs into the fudge mixture, but does not touch the bottom of the pan.
For me, this is easier than attaching it to the side of the pan.

If you like the old fashioned, hard fudge, give this recipe a try.
It's good!


  1. Nothing better than the good old fashioned make it yourself fudge. I posted my recipe a while back too. I like the crumbly kind as it is much better than the soft. Thanks for posting yours recipe too. xxoo

  2. Fudge! You have my attention. Mmm, yummy. I think I might try to make this fudge one night when the kids are in bed. I smell it already. Thanks for sharing and if you want to ship some of that fudge to me my address is...

    Auntie Flamingo

  3. I LOVE the old fashioned hard fudge recipes. Not the gooey ones of today.
    I had been looking for a recipe for this and thought I had found it. But I will try yours and see if it is better than the one I found.
    Thank you!

  4. Ummm! I wish I was there to lick the spoon! Blessings

  5. Looks like a neat recipe-and I love your idea about the themomentor-I'm going to use that one.


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