This blog has lain dormant for almost two years. Why? No good reason except that I have found other interests that have captured most of my time. (Genealogy, anyone?) But today I was called out for my lack of attention to this blog, so here I am.
Today I present you with a recipe found in a children’s classic, Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang by Ian Fleming. I have not made this recipe as I have been searching for a conversion for unsweetened chocolate, which comes in 1 ounce blocks and is measured by weight, not volume. Well, according to Cardamommy’s blog Fleming meant cocoa powder, which is measured by volume.
Monsieur Bon-Bon’s Secret “Fooj”
1 lb granulated sugar
1 small can evaporated milk
1/4 lb finest butter
1 tablespoonful water
1 tablespoonful corn sirup
4 tablespoonfuls unsweetened chocolate
Put all the ingredients into a saucepan. Melt slowly on a low gas until the mixture thickens slightly and is absolutely smooth. Turn up gas and boil very quickly until it forms into a soft ball when a sample is dropped into cold water. Remove from heat and beat well with a wooden spoon. Pour the whole mixture into a flat, greased pan, mark in squares, and leave to set. When cold, DEVOUR!
And for comparison, I give you my Grandma’s fudge recipe. I have fond memories of my family receiving a pan of fudge every year at Christmas. I have tried making Grandma’s recipe without success. If anybody wants to attempt it and let me know the secret, I’d love to hear from you.
Happy reading and happy eating!