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PhoebeB - Fudge Recipe?

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PhoebeB, in an old thread entitled, “So good that you make it over and over again (or at least 3 times!),” you stated “…And my mother's fudge--a 1920s Lone Star Gas Co. recipe made with unsweetened cocoa: thin, glossy on top, creamy/crumbly, not too sweet, loaded w/toasted pecans--is probably one reason I'm not fat as a pig because it's forever ruined any other chocolate candy for me.” Did this ever bring back memories to me. We looked forward to getting the monthly gass bill with our Lone Star Gas Recipe leaflet every month (I still have at least one of them).

Anyway, would you mind posting the recipe for the fudge, please. Pampelmuse indicated a wish for the recipe also. If you post, you will give us both a wonderful gift.

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  1. We were LSG customers all my childhood. (Average monthly bill about $1.60!) I still have their fudge recipe my mother copied out for me.

    Lone Star Gas Co. Fudge

    2 1/4 c. sugar
    3 T. unsweetened cocoa
    3/4 c. milk
    1/4 c. Karo syrup
    3 T. butter
    Pinch of salt (two pinches if using unsalted butter)
    1 t. vanilla extract
    1 c. lightly toasted chopped pecans

    Combine sugar and cocoa in heavy-bottom 2 quart saucepan. Add milk and Karo and stir over med-lo heat until sugar is dissolved. Cook slowly without stirring (abt. 45 minutes) until a small amt. dropped from a spoon into cold water forms a soft ball. (234 degrees).

    Remove from heat; add butter, salt, and vanilla. Let cool briefly (abt. 2 minutes), then beat till creamy. Stir in pecans and pour on wax paper or buttered pan or dish. Cool and cut.

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    1. re: SallyMcP

      Just found your response, Sally. Thank you so very much.