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I’ve been nudged!

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.

Grandma's (Lillian) Fudge

Happy reading and happy eating!


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