This recipe came from Roma Jean. I had never tried to make pralines until now and these are so yummy. I was part of a ladies day workshop at my church and I made 9 different desserts. This was a favorite! And I brought my microwave to the classroom and made them on site.
At the end of each holiday season I have a canister of cookie ingredients leftover. From that comes a collection of candies used to accent my trays. This year's bark was sensational and well worth posting. The combination of ginger and dark chocolate bursts in your mouth with every delectable bite. While the flavors here are complex and more sophisticated than my usual bark, but just wonderful year round.
The orange colors in this fudge make it a great treat for Fall! The recipe, although tweaked for my own sweet tooth, comes from Taste of Home Prize Winning Recipes, 2008. Preparation time does not include time needed to set in the refrigerator!
Fudge is not a twentieth-century invention, but fast fudge is. This recipe, an adaptation of the famous uncooked fudge developed by Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese, became popular shortly after World War II, is as foolproof as it is fast. And it never turns gritty. From American Century Cookbook.
So simple to make and so delicious, this fudge sets to the perfect texture without a candy thermometer, if you prefer a less sweeter fudge then reduce the confectioners sugar down a few tablespoons, full-fat milk may be replaced for the half and half cream but the fudge will not be as creamy --- I have made this fudge a number of times, you will *love* it!
This recipe is from my sister's mother-in-law. It is my take-everywhere recipe and is often requested by coworkers and friends. It's an easy, quick, no-bake recipe. I have a hard time not eating-as-I-go when I make these. As a personal choice, I use milk chocolate chips, but semi-sweet are good too. They take about 20 minutes to make, the long cook time includes the hour of refrigeration for bars to set.
A nice gift for special occasions. I'm guessing at the number of fudge balls it yields; the truth is I'm probably somewhat inconsistent in the exact size I make the fudge balls because sometimes the recipe yields more than at other times. I've never melted the chocolate in the microwave instead of a double boiler but I suppose it's possible.
This is so easy and yet it is probably the best fudge I've ever had. I usually omit the pecans. My niece used this recipe, substituting 3-4 drops peppermint extract for the orange zest, and earned a blue ribbon at the county fair. Even my 12-16 year old 4H girls had no problems making it. Note: make sure you use fresh orange zest. Dried will make the fudge bitter. Also make sure you don't get any of the bitter white part of the rind when you are zesting your orange.
I have been hearing about burfi from my boyfriend's sisters for five years - "Burfi, mmmmm *drooling noises*" Last week Yamuna finally made some and it was so good it made my eyes roll back in my head. Needless to say it's not a diet food and a little bit goes a long way - make sure you've got a handful of people hanging around to help you eat this!
Although it's not in the recipe and this tastes good as it is, I'd bet that a pinch of cardamom, saffron threads or rose water would taste wonderful in this recipe. Dried fruits like raisins or chopped dates could take the place of nuts as well. Will have to do some experimenting next time.
UPDATE: In response to Sprue, I should have made it clear that you have to melt the butter and heat the milk very slowly. Otherwise the milk does burn before the sugar can dissolve properly. Once the milk is boiling you should lower heat to a very light simmer. Hope this helps!
These are rich but oh so good and simple. I made these out of a lot of leftovers that I had that I needed to use up so I guessed at the measurements and wrote them down as I tossed them together and to my surprise they turned out good! Well, anything with Nutella usually is. Right?! So, you know what you have to do when that happens. You have to share!