I had a lovely winter Sunday. I decided to meet my friends Nate and Greg for a drink mid-day. We agreed to try a new gastropub called Bangers & Lace, a neighborhood bar with an extensive beer list & unique food. The decor of Bangers & Lace made us feel as though we were in a ski lodge out west, complete with roaring fire - perfect shelter from the blusterous conditions outside.
After a few beers, good food (brioche breaded corn dog & fries!), and one more stop at a different bar, I had Nate & Greg come back to my place to watch the rest of the Bears game with promises of homemade fudge. Once we arrived I made them each a white russian, and got to work.
The one reason I keep Nate & Greg as friends is that they always praise my cooking and baking and it was no different with this fudge. Hopefully they are being honest, but if they aren't, I'm not sure if I want to know.
- 5 cups of sugar
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1 stick butter
- 10 oz evaporated milk (1 1/3 cup)
- 2 7oz jars of marshmallow fluff
- 1.5 tsp vanilla
- 2 12oz packages semi-sweet chocolate pieces (I use Bakers)
1. Grease a 9x13 pan
2. In large saucepan combine the sugar, salt, butter, and milk. Stir over low heat until blended. Increase heat to Medium and bring to a full-rolling boil. Boil VERY slowly and be sure to stir CONSTANTLY for 5 minutes. If you rush you will burn the sugar!
3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and chocolate4. Pour into 9x13 pan and let set.