08 July 2008

Tried and True Tuesday

If my husband sees this post, he'll worry ;)
Today, I'm posting the recipe for my very favorite chocolate sweet treat - Cocoa Fudge. That's not the scary part. The problem is that it's quite tricky to get the recipe just right, so you have super crunchy fudge instead of fudge sauce (which still tastes good, but isn't what I'm generally craving). When it doesn't work a couple times? Hubby dons the tactical gear cuz he knows I'm getting cranky quickly! I'm usually able to get it done right on the first or second try :)

2/3 C cocoa
3 C sugar
1/8 t salt
1 1/2 C milk
1/4 C butter
1 t vanilla

Combine cocoa, sugar and salt in a large saucepan. Add milk gradually; mix thoroughly. Bring to a 'bubbly' boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium and continue to boil without stirring, until it reaches a temperature of 232 or until a small amount forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water (I don't use a thermometer, just the ball method...). Add butter and vanilla. Do not stir. Allow fudge to cool at room temperature 110 (I've never known if that meant to 110 or by 110). Beat by hand or mixer until fudge thickens and loses gloss. Quickly pour and spread fudge in a lightly buttered pan, 8 x 8 x 2" (the pouring and spreading? Much easier with two people).

Good luck! Hope you enjoy this as much as I do :)


Anonymous said...

Sounds quite tastey!!!

Carolyn said...

carp. now I want chocolate.