Texas Grandma made fudge, yesterday (Sunday); I got to help stir. She made seven batches.
For those of you who don’t know, this is fairly labor-intensive. First, you have to cook the mixture on the stove, while continuously and vigorously stirring, until it boils; then you set the timer for five minutes and continue stirring continuously and vigorously, because you have to keep the stuff from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Then, after it’s done the five minutes, you turn off the stove, pour the other ingredients in (sometimes 3 or 4), while, you guessed it, stirring continuously and vigorously, all the way until everything is well mixed, melted, and poured into the pre-prepared pans.
All through this process, the mix is getting thicker and thicker. Having learned from last year, I found something to protect the palm of my right hand, so I didn’t get any blisters this time.
I got to lick the spoon. Once.
But, the finished product is absolutely worth it.
And, to my friends in New York; be on the lookout – quite a bit of it is headed your way!