Friday, May 01, 2009
Old Fashioned Homemade Fudge
Had a craving for something sweet last night. I was out of maple syrup which I need to make my Maple Walnut fudge, so I tried something a little different. Added walnuts and white chocolate. Definitely a keeper. Smooth and creamy with just a hint of white chocolate.
Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault's Table
Walnut and White Chocolate Fudge
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup cream
1/2 cup of butter
pinch of salt
1/4 cup of white Corn Syrup
6 to 8 ounces Callebaut White Chocolate
2 teaspoons vanilla
Add the two sugars, butter, cream, corn syrup and salt into a sauce pan. Place over medium heat. Stir while bringing to a boil. Lower the heat and continue to stir slowly while the mixture cooks. After about 7 minutes, test by pouring a small amount into some cold water. You want it to form a soft ball. (about 235°F to 238°F on a candy thermometer) When it reaches soft ball stage, remove from the heat, and let rest for about 10 minutes. TIP: By letting the fudge cool for 10 minutes it reduces the stirring time.
After 10 minutes, add the vanilla and the white chocolate and stir until the white chocolate melts. You will notice the the fudge starts to thicken almost immediately. Stir another minute or two or until the fudge starts to lose its shine. Quickly add the walnuts and pour into a buttered dish.