Brown Sugar Fudge (December Crazy Cooking Challenge)

Welcome to the December Crazy Cooking Challenge!

This fudge is probably the best thing that has come out of my kitchen. Ever. I decided to make an old fashioned fudge recipe for this challenge. The easy, quick style of fudge is fine, it works in a pinch, but that kind of fudge is just missing something special. Maybe its that shatter-y crisp sugar crust you have to  break through before you get to that smooth creamy center, or the satisfying feeling of turning a syrup into something so much better.

The flavor of this fudge was more like maple than caramel. This fudge would be great with nuts, especially walnuts. This is an easy recipe to make, even though it does involve cooking the sugar to a high temperature. The work comes in once the syrup has cooled and its time to beat it. It took me at least 20 minutes of beating to get it to the right point, although thing did speed up once I started using a  wooden spoon! You will need a candy thermometer for this recipe.

Brown Sugar Fudge

The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch

 

2-1/2 cups light brown sugar
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons corn syrup
3 Tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine the ingredients in a sauce pan over medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a boil. Continue cooking until the mixture reaches 234 degrees, the soft boil stage.  Remove the syrup from heat, add the butter , and without stirring, let cool until it reaches 110 degrees. Once it has cooled to 110 degrees, beat the syrup with a wooden spoon until it starts to loose its gloss. Once it begins to loose it gloss, and has a thick consistency, pour it into a foiled, greased pan to set. Once set, cut into squares and enjoy!

 

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