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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Culinary Thursday with AttieCattie: Holiday Cheat Fudge!

Yup.  I is about to shows you one of mine only cheat recipes.  We does not cheat wif cooking often around here, but when we does, we makes sure it is a worth-it cheat - it has to taste good!  So this is purrrrrfect for those smaller holiday gifts (teachers, neighbors, etc) or to bring to a pawty.  The easiest fudge you will ever makes, and totally customizable.  If you follows this SUPER easy recipe, yours will come out way better than ours did here, because we was in a rush this time and did not make the chocolate all the way melty before putting it in the pan to set, or let it cool all the way before cutting it up.
So you begins wif your two ingredients.  That's right, count 'em.  TWO.  One bag of semi-sweet chocolatey chippies, and one can of sweetened condensed milks.  See my pathetic face?  I am always hoping for more ingredients and a bigger mess.

 Put the chocolatey chippies in a pot, and pour the whole can of sweetened condensed milks over it.

 Try to get a lick of the sweetened condensed milks if you can, you will not be disappointed!

Line a square baking pan wif tin foil and set it aside at the ready!  Um, ignore my mommeh's bottle of Chivas please.  She sips while we cook.  Holiday lush, MOL.

Put your pot over low heat, stirring verreh frequently, careful not to let any burn to the bottom of the pan or your fudge is ruined.

Now here's the customizable part.  If you likes plain chocolate fudge, just pour it right into your foil lined pan and that's that.  But if you likes flavors or textures, this is what you do.  When your mixture is all smooth and shiny, you can add a couple tablespoons of a favorite liquor and give it a good stir, then pour into your foil lined pan.  Or, what we likes even better, is adding stuffs to our fudge.  So last night we poured half the mixture into the pan, then sprinkled some white chocolatey chippies all over it...

 
...then covered it up wif the other half of the mixture.  If you uses things like white chocolatey chippies or butterscotchy chippies or peanutbuttery chippies, they melts wif the heat of the mixture and you gets lovely little swirls and chunks in the fudge.  Or maybe you wants to add spoonfuls of peanutbutters and swirl through wif a knife, or cashews for a little crunch!  They even has peppermint baking chips in stores now for the Catmas season, so if you is looking to get festive you could use those.

 Come on mommeh, now that it is all in the pan it is time to put it in the fridge!

Let it set in there for about an hour, covered or uncovered, up to you depending on how you likes the top of your fudge.  Covered will keep it a little smoother on top.  Uncovered will give you that sort of crackly texture you sees in our piksher.

When it is readeh, lift out the tinfoil and peel down the sides of it, so you sees the fudge is in one big block.  (See, the tin foil hadded a point - easy to get the fudge out of the pan, and no cleanup!)  Cut into bite-sized squares wif a pizza cutter.  Now you can puts them on a platter for a pawty, or in treat bags for gifts.  For a festive touch, use red and silver curling ribbon to close treat bags, and ties a candy cane on!
Well that is it for my Culinary Thursday today.  Hope you enjoyed my cheat fudge!  AUDREY GET AWAY FROM MINE FUDGE!!!

22 comments:

  1. Nom nom, we makes this but we melts it in da microwave (3 min) and stick in da fridge. Iz so eazy an so nommy.

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  2. YUM!!! That looks sooooo delicious! I don't think yours came out bad at all!!!!

    BTW I LOVE your new green collar! Green is my favorite color!

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

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  3. Mmmm, yum! Our mom would love peanut butter chocolate fudge! She has a recipe, not made in years now, that takes peanut butter and chocolate chips and something else...can't think what it is. SO good, though!

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  4. OMC! Mom is running to the kitchen right now to see if we have anything with fudge or chocolate in it for her to eat immediately!
    Looks yummy!
    --JB

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  5. Thank you for your yummE recipe. We like the lickin condensed milk part. Hope to see you on Top Chef soon
    Benny & Lily

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  6. Wow! That does look easy and scrummy! The perfect thing The Mum can make with the mini beans for Christmas. Thanks!

    Thanks for commenting on our blog. It's great to meet you!

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  7. Mama says YUMMY for her TUMMY!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  8. Attie, you are too cute!

    our mom is drooling over your cheat-fudge (mol!). It looks great and the two ingredient bit makes it right up her alley :). Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

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  9. That looks SOOOOOOO nommable, Attie-Cattie! I fink U should get your own show on the Fudz Network! My Human liked the Chivas part best!

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  10. I'm putting choccie chips on the shopping list. I'm sure even the woman can make it.

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  11. That is a very easy recipe. Mum is going to try that out thanks for showing us.. Hugs GJ x

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  12. That looks very nommy. Our mum is going to make some.

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  13. That sure is a great looking recipe. We sure are going to try that. It looks so yummy. Thanks for giving us the whole recipe. We are going to copy it. Take care and have a great evening.

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  14. Oh, my human wishes she had seen this recipe earlier because as I type this, she is on a plane back east to visit some friends/ relatives! She could have brought some of this with her! Oh well, maybe she can make some once she gets there. And while she is there, maybe she can figure out how to make some non-chocolate, unsweetened turkey fudge for me for when she gets back.

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  15. That is almost easy enough for out mom to handle!
    She especially likes the part where she gets to nip at the brandy.

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  16. Now even my Momma could make that!
    Nom Nom Nom Attie dis is a great recipe!

    purrin
    xoxox

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  17. Look easy enough even for my SS to make. Believe me, she is NO cook.

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  18. Ooooooooooo!! Mom likes your Mom's cheater fudge!!!!!!!!
    We love your picture Attie.You are so pretty :)
    Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

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  19. Oh that looks easy peasy!! Our mom makes fudge like that but it has a few extra ingredients....like marshmallow fluff!

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  20. Attie my love, you do know how to go straight to a mancat's heart...I sooo love fudge!!! I like your idea of adding the white chocolate chips in there...mmmm...dang, I'ma gonna lick the computer screen if I don't move away quick!! You are an excellent cook!! Lots o' purrs my love, your Mancat, Lautrec

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  21. PeeEss...You look ravishing (as always) in that pretty collar!! xoxoLolo

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  22. Oooh, that looks delicious and easy, too!

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