I just made the most delicious mistake ever! Would you like to know how? Well, I was folding laundry the other day while watching the cooking channel (as usual) when the gorgeous Giada came on. She started talking about all this yummy food for football season and then mentioned something else, blah blah blah then fudge...whoooaaahhh hold up! Did she just say fudge?!
I've never made fudge before but it is one of my man's favorite treats, so my ears perked up. Quickly jotting down the ingredients and instructions on my tablet, my brain started erupting with fireworks. Uh I have almost everything on this list!! Sorry, laundry. There is fudge to be had. Or so I thought...
this link will take you to the recipe if you want real fudge and not a dip. It's from Giada's page on Food Network. I had gathered all of the ingredients together and realized I didn't have condensed milk. Ah! Oh wait, I have evaporated milk and can just melt sugar into it. Problem solved. (Maybe?) I was so determined to make fudge that when I heard my son wake up from naptime, I just tossed everything into a pan and mixed it together. Wrong! I was so wrong. (Or was I?)
Here's what you'll need:
- One can condensed milk (or evaporated milk, heated and mixed with 1 1/4 cup sugar)
- 2.5 cups Milk chocolate chips
- 3 tbsp Butter, room temperature
- 2 tsp Cinnamon (any more will over power in taste)
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1-2 tsp sea salt, to taste
Does your spouse have a favorite dessert? Do you usually create anything special for them on Valentine's Day?