I took a fudge making class through Wells Adult Education last night at the high school. There were about 8 of us present and we had mostly all tried to make fudge with varying amounts of success. We were a mixed group: a few men, mostly woman, all determined to (finally) learn how to make good fudge.
We were sure it involved a candy thermometer.
We were wrong.
It involves exactly 5 minutes of continuous stirring with a wooden utensil with a flat edge. I own every kitchen utensil known to womankind for baking but guess what? When my flimsy wooden scraper broke a few years ago, I didn’t replace it.
Guess what I ran out to the kitchen store to buy yesterday?
It happens that I actually do own a candy thermometer already, which (alas) shall continue to remain in its original packaging.
Anyone else have any secrets (or secret recipes) for great fudge?