Sugar High Studying!

November 2nd, 2008

Yesterday, as I was studying Con Law, coffee failed at keeping me awake.  I needed a little sugar rush and made some easy 1-2-3 Fudge.  This is a family recipe that my grandmother used to make as a child.  Growing up, my mother made it on Friday evenings and she passed along the same tradition to us.  I do not stick to the Friday rule because I love this stuff!  If you do it correctly, there is this moment when the fudge is still warm and the consistency is just perfect!

Now, I am a bit of an impatient person, which does not help with this recipe.  Make sure you keep boiling it until you reach the soft ball stage or you will end up with chocolate sauce.  Also, it does work better if you use milk with a fat content.  When I use skim milk, it just tends to take a little longer to make!

1-2-3 Fudge

1 cup milk
2 cups sugar
3 heaping tablespoon cocoa
2 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Combine in the saucepan and cook over medium heat until it boils and reaches a soft ball stage, about 15-20 min (Check by dripping it into a cup of cold water. If makes a soft ball, it is ready).
2. Remove from heat and beat until it starts losing its gloss.
3. Add the butter and vanilla.
4. Keep beating until thickens.
5. Pour into greased pan (8in. square or 9in. circle).

7 Responses to “Sugar High Studying!”

  1. VeggieGirl on November 2, 2008 8:27 am

    Best, most decadent way to take a study break – yum!

  2. Manggy on November 2, 2008 9:52 am

    Oh, goodness! Having the power to create delicious fudge is such so dangerous, isn’t it? Hahaha! :) Looks delicious– I hope you did not get a magnificent sugar crash instead! ;) Good luck on your tests!

  3. zenchef on November 2, 2008 11:48 am

    Oh my! You moved to a new home! I’ve been thinking about using wordpress too. Any thoughts? It sure looks good.

    That 1-2-3 fudge looks yum! Dangerously delicious i would say. Good luck on your studies! :-)

  4. Emiline on November 2, 2008 5:00 pm

    It’s that time of year, isn’t it? I love fudge! I can’t wait to make some for the holidays.

  5. LyB on November 2, 2008 5:54 pm

    I second Emiline, this is perfect holiday food. I love fudge, which is why I only make it during the holidays! ;)

  6. hanne on November 6, 2008 11:00 am

    I am off to make this right now! I mean it, immediately.

  7. admin on November 6, 2008 9:22 pm

    veggiegirl- it was much needed! :)

    manggy- yea, the sugar crash definitely did come but it was worth it! :)

    zenchef- thank you! I do like it! Took a little while to figure out and there is more I want to do but unfortunately do not have the time right now! Glad you could come visit my new home!

    Emiline and LyB: why does fudge equal the holidays? If a Christmas goes by and I don’t have some, I feel like something is missing! :)

    hanne- awesome! I hope you let me know how it works out!

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