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Wednesday, December 13, 2006
December 13 -- More Festive Fudge!
Here is one more fudge recipe for your enjoyment.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY FUDGE
1 1/3 cups sugar 1 1/3 cups miniature marshmallows 1/4 cup butter or margarine (1/2 stick) 2/3 cup evaporated milk 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. orange extract 1/2 tsp. almond extract 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup raisins 1 cup chopped pecans
In large heavy saucepan, combine first 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Boil 5 minutes, stirring with a wire whisk. Remove from heat, stir in chips until melted. Stir in the extracts and then the nuts and raisins. Replace your whisk with a spoon and beat by hand until glossy, 30 to 60 seconds. If needed, you may add up to 2 Tblsp. water to make it glossy, but you probably won't need to. Turn into a buttered 11 x 7” or 9 x 12” pan. Cool completely, then cut in squares.
This fudge is absolutely wonderful! It really tastes like Christmas! I found the recipe many years ago in my favorite cooking newsletter, Cook & Tell , and have made it nearly every Christmas since then.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.