Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fudging it...


Just ask my daughter, she'll tell you. Fudge is my weakness...my favorite sweet treat but also the one I cannot make. "It's your achilles heel, mom." Maya told me the other day. It stung a little more because, unknown to her, I had just asked Ryan the new chef/baker to help me make a batch and it came out a crystallized mess. When he asked me where I got that particular formula we used, I was a little embarassed to say it was from an episode of 'Good Eats' I had seen the night before. Ryan rolled his eyes, "f-ing Alton Brown... You want FUDGE recipes, I'LL give you fudge recipes!" I chastised him saying that I wanted REAL fudge, not the kind made with marshmallow cream or sweetened condensed milk. So the next day he comes in and whips up an awsome batch of his granny's Walnut Penuche...Damn, so good! Okay, Game on...yesterday, I was stuck home, power was out but my propane cooktop worked...what to do? Conquer the fudge! I did it too! The answer...Lyles Golden Syrup

6 comments:

kayenne said...

care to share the recipe? =D YUMMY!

Carri said...

Kayenne, go to the top right corner of the blog page and there is a link to our recipe pages, sorry that's not very clear...I'll work on that. Good luck with the fudge, let me know how you do!

kayenne said...

OOPS! I didn't see that... must be because I'm browsing at 2 in the morning! YIKES! Thanks! Will get on it as soon as I get a minute free from this crazy Christmas baking! Been missing a good fudge since that Aussie stall here closed shop years ago.

Morgan Peters said...

Mike, Ryan, and I ate Lyle's Golden Syrup by the spoonfull this summer- it kept us going! Magical stuff!

Mike said...

I don't give a damn what Ryan says. Alton Brown's theatrical kitchen antics are truly delightful. His recipes are often spot on. Though at times troubles are reported.

Check the reviews at food network.com first and often fixes are available.

Mike said...

Oh Yes! Lyles Golden Syrup kicks ass.