Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I just failed...

... at making Never Fail Fudge.


I made this same recipe for Christmas and it turned out SO GOOD that I decided to make a couple batches to take to the New Year's Eve Party tonight. However, for some reason, when I was reading the directions I read "Sweetened Condensed Milk" instead of "Evaporated Milk". {big sigh} As I tried mixing I realized my mistake and tried to correct it by scooping out what I could of the Sweetened Condensed Milk and adding Evaporated, since I didn't have the ingredients to start over. Both batches are done now and they still look delicious -- one is cholcolate & walnut, and the other is white chocolate topped with mini chocolate chips and peppermint pieces -- I just don't think they are going to set. Now I need to figure out what I can make instead, and I am RUNNING OUT OF TIME!!!

6 comments:

  1. That is why I am stopping at the store first!!
    Seriously, I am so sorry!! I almost did the same thing earlier at Christmas. I bought one can of evaporated and one of condensed sweet. I didn't realize until I got home!! Luckily I found one lone can of evaporated in the back of a cabinet!

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  2. aw, how sad. we wont be at this yrs party!! tell eveyone hi for us and that we miss them all and that we are sitting lonely at home tonight!
    r

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  3. Oh No!!

    Just curious, but how did it turn out? Did it set after all? If not, I prescribe a gallon of french vanilla ice cream and just stir a scoopful of that stuff in and enjoy! :)

    Best,
    Sarah

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  4. Regina ~ YOU WERE MISSED!!!! It really stinks that you all live so far away now.. :(

    Sarah ~ It still tasted just as good, though you did need a spoon to get it off the platter. It was more like frosting than fudge. :) Amazingly though, that didn't prevent it from getting eaten!

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  5. This is such a funny story. Every year for almost 40 years my mom has made "Goof Proof Fudge." The first year I was married I tried to make it and I called her and said "Mom, I am the goof that goofed it up!" because it never turned to fudge. We used it for icing and it was the ultimate Dieter's Downfall--it was just decadent---but it wasn't fudge. I have never tried since, but my mom always shares hers. :)

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  6. Kristyn ~ That is so funny! All of our fudge got eaten anyways, otherwise I was thinking it would have been super good spread on top of brownies! Next time I will be paying more attention to my cans of milk!

    I'm glad your mom shares with you! Fudge is one of my favorite desserts, but your right, a total Dieter's downfall. I have to get serious about losing weight after all the Christmas treats!!

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