Saturday, August 20, 2011

Our Old Angel Fudge



I got this chocolate angel fudge recipe online and thought of sharing so we (kids of before) will reminisce the sweet chocolate taste that once made "us" so mad about. I can remember Mom making this fudge (the old style recipe in the 1960's) but I don't remember any packaged mixes or bottled syrups like we have today. We made it from Ricoa or Baker's cocoa and cocoa with marshmallow powder in it. It was in in the 1970's and early 80's when she began using Hershey's. Here's how we used to make chocolate fudges.

Ingredients:

- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup evaporated milk ( we used Alpine)
- 1 cup Hershey's syrup (we used melted cocoa)
- 1 tablespoon butter (or margarine)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (sometimes almond)
- 1 cup marshmallow crème 

Procedure:

She would butter the surface of a square cake pan with her fingers then put the pan aside. In a cast iron pan, she'd combine sugar, milk and the melted cocoa (syrup today) then cook over low to medium heat, stirring constantly until well blended. Many times I would ask her if I could help do the stirring but I was never allowed. So I would be happy at watching her cook the mixture until it turns syrupy.  
 
Here comes my favorite part. When butter, vanilla and marshmallow crème were added into the syrupy mixture and mom would leave it "untouched" (without stirring) as it slowly cools, I very much love watching the whole thing slowly develop into something really yummy! When cool enough,
mom would begin to beat vigorously until the fudge begins to hold shape. This time I can help quickly pour the fudge and spread into the buttered cake pan... and the most fun part was cutting them into squares, because I don't only cut, I also taste!


I had no photos of our chocolate fudge treats (not even one :(.... but they looked exactly like that on the photo (above). Thanks to JanetSmart of blogger Virginia (JanetSmart.blogspot.com) for this photo that I borrowed:=)