The most important thing about making fudge is to know that it sets very quickly. As soon as it starts to lose its gloss, scrape it immediately into the pan.
- Portion size 64 servings
- Credits : Holiday Celebrations: 2007
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cups whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter cubed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch baking soda
- 3 tablespoons whisky
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
MethodLine 8-inch (20 cm) square metal cake pan with parchment paper; set aside.
Completely grease inside of heavy saucepan. Add brown and granulated sugars, cream, corn syrup, butter, salt and baking soda; stir over medium-low heat. Bring to boil over medium heat; boil without stirring, for 4 to 6 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches soft-ball stage (234°F/112°C), or when 1 tsp (5 mL) dropped into cold water forms soft ball. As mixture boils, brush down side of pan with pastry brush dipped in water.
Dip bottom of saucepan in cold water. Let cool on rack, undisturbed, until lukewarm (110°F/45°C), 30 to 45 minutes.
With wooden spoon, beat in whisky and vanilla until thickened, lightened and beginning to lose gloss, 4 to 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, microwave nuts at high for 20 seconds or until warm; immediately stir into fudge. Quickly scrape into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Let cool until set, about 30 minutes.
Remove fudge from pan. Using knife dipped in hot water, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) squares. (Make ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and store for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)
Nutritional facts Per piece: about
- Sodium 13 mg
- Protein trace
- Calories 60.0
- Total fat 2 g
- Cholesterol 5 mg
- Saturated fat 1 g
- Total carbohydrate 11 g
- Iron 1.0
- Calcium 1.0
- Vitamin A 1.0