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Dec 10, 2012 07:54 AM

ISO Soft fudge recipe

I'm trying to find a recipe for fudge. I tried some at a party a couple of years ago and it had a nice soft texture. Usually I make the kind with the marshmallow creme but that recipe is often pretty solid...not hard but solid. This fudge had a velvety soft texture. Any suggestions?

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  1. I'm coming along for the ride with you, Mrs. M. I just searched both this board and in general last night for the same thing. Do the marshmallow-based recipes tend to be grainier? I have it in my head that they are. My grandmother's recipe was both fluff-based and not creamy. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

    I haven't tried any recipes yet, but the ones I've gathered thus far are sometimes as simple as chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and butter. Sounds plenty creamy to me. Here is one to get the ball rolling--all the reviews are positive and the fudge in the photo actually LOOKS creamy. Nevermind look how easy! :)

    I'd like a creamy peanut butter fudge, too. I found this, but am not sure it will have the creamy texture we seek:

    Here is a photo of my favorite, favorite fudge from Franklin General Store in Mystic Village in CT. I wish I could just ask for their recipe--it is perfection fudge in my book:

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    1. re: kattyeyes

      kattyeyes I think you are right...that fudge is grainy.

      The lavender fudge recipe looks so simple. I've seen those with sweetened condensed milk but have never tried. I think I will try this..minus the lavender as I'm not a floral flavorings person and see how it turns out. Thank you for posting. I'm baking today or tomorrow and I'll post back!

      1. re: kattyeyes

        Okay I tried the recipe with the sweetened condensed milk. Very easy. Not the texture I was looking for. It almost has a plastic texture for lack of a better word. I don't know if that's the right word. It's odd. I don't know that I would says its better than the fluff recipe. Just easier

        1. re: mrsmegawatt

          Oh, dammit, I'm sorry to hear/read, but thank you kindly for reporting back. I really want to learn to make fudge the way we like it. Back to the drawing board...

      2. The linked photo from Franklin General Store, is none other than Calico Cottage fudge. I can spot that stuff anywhere. It's made for in house fudge making (retail). Comes from a powdered mix (bag), and all that is added is butter and cream. It's not bad but, IMO I've had better. Well made fudge takes a long time and lots of patients! Contrary to what some believe about fudge, if it is grainy then it's been made wrong. Fudge requires proper handling (resting) then creaming (after it's cooled). A good recipe for beginners is See's Copycat fudge recipe - google it. Here is a photo of some fudge that I made. This took an hour of hand creaming (what is called paddling) to turn this fudge out. The texture was smooth as silk! My fudge never grains and is always soft - it's taken 17 years to perfect it! Best of luck!

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