Who knew? J.E. Gibbs is more than just a cheese stand in Findlay Market. It's also a destination for delicious homemade fudge.
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This tart from Baking Out Loud: Fun Desserts with Big Flavors is ridiculously rich, dark, sweet, and indulgent. In other words, pure chocolate pleasure.
Wellesley Fudge cake, named after the women's college, is a deeply indulgent chocolate cake topped with a slab of thick fudge frosting, the likes of which will stick to your front teeth in the most pleasing way.
Tomorrow is National Fudge Day! We're personally celebrating by making this Dark Chocolate Cherry Fudge.
When Maggie suggested I make a s'mores ice cream flavor, I recognized a chance not just for a new ice cream, but for a fuss-free way to enjoy the perfection of a s'more in the comfort of my own home. Instead of jamming all the s'more elements into a single ice cream, I kept them segregated as elements of a sundae. A s'more should have a hot component and a crunchy component: challenging in ice cream, but no problem with this approach.
For those of you who aren't into the chocolate overload of the famous Tunnel of Fudge Cake, I have configured a sweet counterpart: the Tunnel of Penuche Cake. If fudge is the inspiration for the original, penuche (a "blonde" fudge made with brown sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla) is the muse for this honey-hued variation.
If you love Fluffernutters, you'll love this fudge, which packs plenty of peanut butter and marshmallow flavor into every bite. Traditional Soda Cracker Fudge recipes omit chocolate, but I say the addition of chocolate never hurt any dessert—especially not fudge.
This fudge by-passes all the sugar shenanigans of traditional fudge recipes by swapping the sugar and cream for sweetened condensed milk. By melting it with three types of chocolate and then letting it chill, the result is a creamy, firm texture that sets without having to rely on crystallization.
Not all 1980s era spokes-creatures suffered at the hands of human children as Lucky the Leprechaun did. Chester Cheetah and Tony the Tiger enjoyed an open dialogue with kids that, while perhaps overstepping the bounds of traditional customer-service interactions, symbolized a new era of peaceful human-mascot relations. But none worked harder to maintain this lasting peace than diminutive Ernest J. Keebler.
What's a better match for ice cream than hot fudge? Sure, the best fudge probably comes from your childhood scoop shop (don't things like that always taste better in memory?). But in the name of finding the best hot fudge you can buy, we tried 14 commercially available fudge sauces to find you the best.
The cookies for this sandwich are somewhat like a traditional ice cream sandwich cookie, but with a much more intense chocolate flavor. Use with any kind of ice cream, homemade (I'm including my mint chip recipe here) or store-bought. I like my mint chip ice cream white, but if you need to have it green, add a tiny bit of green food coloring.
The best part of this fudge is that it tastes exactly like eggnog but in a condensed, bite-sized little nugget.
Fudge isn't everyone's favorite thing. In fact, plenty of candy snobs wrinkle their noses at it. Admittedly, I can't think of the last time I had fudge that wasn't a little dried-out and sad. But give fudge a chance: it's easy to make, the ingredients are inexpensive, and making it at home gives you the freedom to tweak the recipe and add whatever you want to it (I like mine with toasty walnuts and a good dose of salt).
Let's face it: Valentine's Day is as much about gooey chocolate as it is about melting hearts. But a box of fancy truffles can be pricey, and doesn't exactly reflect a lot of thought or originality. Just as homemade cards are better than Hallmarks, homemade candy is always more special, and somehow more delicious, than store-bought candy.