Hi folks. This post is part of The Secret Recipe Club. Every month we get assigned another blog to make a dish from, then on a specified day we all post those recipes. It is a nice way to show some blogger love. You know me, I'm all about showing the love for fellow bloggers.
This month I was assigned the very talented and versatile The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch. I must tell you I LOVE the name of the blog. So adorable. Grumpy's Honeybunch has tons of great recipes. I had so much trouble deciding what to make simply because I wanted to make them all. I decided on the Brown Sugar Fudge as I loved the story behind it. I tend to be drawn to sentimental posts. This was Shelby's Nanny's recipe. There's even a picture of her Nanny on her about page. So sweet!
I knew it would prove to be a challenge as I have issues with fudge. I love it but it does not love me back. I have one fudge recipe I can make without issue. The rest just about do me in. I went with it anyway figuring it would be okay. Well Kim and fudge are a mixed bag of tricks. I did have some issues but totally my fault, nothing to do with the recipe itself. I think I had the heat a bit too high as the fudge was sticking to the bottom of the pot. I have a gas stove so it's always an adjustment to get the heat just right. Next time I make it, and I will be making this one again, I'll cook it a little lower. So my fudge is about half the size it should be. Luckily it was just sticking and not burnt so it did not affect the taste. I just did not want to scrape the bottom and ruin what was left that still was going to turn into fudge and make its way into mah bellah! So excuse the size and consistency of this one. I need to prefect my fudge making skills, so I guess I'll have to make this until I get it right. Oh the sacrifices we food bloggers must make. It's a rough life.
So if you want to see pretty, perfect fudge head over to Grumpy's Honeybunch. Hers is way prettier and more perfect than mine. I encourage you to stay there awhile and click around. This lady knows her stuff. It was an honour to be assigned her and I am so glad I got the opportunity to make Nanny's fudge. Thanks so much Shelby. It was a total pleasure poking around your site and I am happy I finally get to start commenting now that reveal day is here.
- 2 ½ cups light brown sugar
- ¾ cup evaporated milk
- ⅛ teaspoon salt I used my vanilla salt
- 3 tablespoons corn syrup
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Optional- Walnuts I left them out of mine
- Combine first 4 ingredients.
- Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
- Bring to a boil.
- Then reduce to a soft boil.
- Add butter. (DO NOT STIR!!!)
- Let the butter rest without stirring until candy thermometer reaches 110 degrees. Once it does remove the pot from the heat.
- Stir in vanilla and nuts.
- Beat until the fudge loses it's gloss.
- Pour into your pan.
Much thanks to Grumpy's Honeybunch for this lovely recipe. It tastes like heaven to me. Even with my questionable fudge making skills and a sticky bottom this was beyond incredible. It is melt in your mouth good. Hope Nanny would be pleased with how it turned out.
Toodles and smoochies! xx
I am making this for a party. Is it safe to keep in the freezer till the event? I wasn't sure how it would thaw and how good it will taste.
Hi Holly. Most fudge freezes really well. Just be sure to wrap and store the pieces really well. It takes a good couple of hours to defrost and can get a bit of moisture on it while it's defrosting. Don't panic! Once it's at room temperature it will be fine. You can also store it in the fridge if you prefer. If the party is about a week away you can even store it at room temperature. Fudge stays fresh for quite some time.
Hope that helps. I'm hoping to make some myself this week to update the photos.