National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
Five Food Finds about Fudge
- Fudge is a type of Western confectionery which is usually very sweet, and extremely rich. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F (116 °C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency.
- The components of fudge are very similar to the traditional recipe for tablet, which is noted in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie (1692-1733).
- The term “fudge” is often used in the United Kingdom for a softer variant of the tablet recipe.
- American-style fudge (containing chocolate) is found in a letter written by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
- Word of this popular confectionery spread to other women’s colleges. For example, Wellesley and Smith have their own versions of a fudge…
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