Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Christmas Fudge

I have been a chocoholic my whole life and although I have preferences, I never turn down an opportunity to devour the stuff. We did a cookie exchange with my family the other week and my brother-in-law made  fudge that blew me out of the water. I immediately asked him for the recipe, half hoping it was extremely complicated so I wouldn’t make it. Having this type of indulgence at my fingertips is dangerous territory! 

I love to bake, but being precise and following strict processes isn't my strongest suit! Low and behold, this recipe looked easy and was! Truly, you just combine the ingredients in a saucepan to melt, and then pour it out into a baking pan and let it cool. There's no candy thermometer, constant stirring for any great length in time, and no obscure ingredients necessary. I know this is called "Christmas fudge" but this will be "anytime fudge" in my book! The recipe is originally from Delish- linked!

Because of my lack in planning, I didn't have heavy cream so I swapped it for eggnog because I figured the viscosity/fat content would be similar. Surprisingly, it turned out great! No detection of the flavor and the texture didn't seem altered by it. I also used vanilla bean paste because I almost exclusively prefer it to extract. Lastly, I omitted the salt in the mixture but sprinkled a bit of fleur de sel on top with the sprinkles and love the pop of salt to cut through the sweetness. Food for thought! 

Happy holiday baking!

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