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Making Fudge or Candy While it is Raining or Snowing

I've heard and old wives tales that when you try to make fudge or candy when it's raining or snowing outside that the fudge or candy will not set. What is the truth behind this tale? If it is true, ...
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How hard is it to make fudge?

Fudge is arguably the most delicious substance known to man. With its rich, creamy taste and seemingly endless variety of flavours, I can't be the only person who really likes this stuff. Oddly enough ...
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My Fudge Is Crunchy! Where Did I Go Wrong?

This is the recipe I'm trying to follow, but from what I've seen it's a fairly standard fudge recipe. I watched a few videos online and I felt like I had the general idea of what to do. The fudge ...
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Why does my fudge always set up like a rock?

I've followed the recipe for an opera fudge (and several others) as close as I can, yet my fudge always turns out grainy and crumbly. The best results I've gotten have come from not washing down the ...
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Why Do We 'Simmer' Fudge Instead of 'Boiling' it?

I've noticed that many candy recipes (specifically fudge recipes) instruct you to boil the mixture, then reduce to simmer, until you reach a specific temperature. My limited understanding of physics ...
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How do you add ingredients to fudge without stiring it?

There have been a couple of questions recently about making fudge, and a comment which came up twice in answers has got me wondering about something. (I'll admit, both answers are by Sobachatina, but ...
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Ingredients vs. Temperature Control in Chocolate Fudge

In reading through a LOT of different approaches to making fudge, I am wondering about how the non-sugar ingredients affect the issue of temperature control (both heating AND cooling) and, therefore, ...
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Clarification on the process for making fudge

OK, so I'm trying to make fudge. The recipe which I'm following doesn't give all that much in the way of directions. So I'd like clarification of a few points, so I know what I'm aiming for. Am I ...
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Vanilla fudge attempts turn into caramel

I am absolutely addicted to making my own candies and confections, and I just adore making all kinds of fudge and truffles. However, I seem to have this issue whenever I go with a very simple recipe: ...
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How can I cut fudge smooth and uniform?

I've recently taking up making fudge for family and friends. However, my cutting technique lacks a desirable smooth uniform piece. How can I cut equal smooth cuts?
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How do I prevent fudge browning?

I'm trying to make a fudge inspired by some I have seen made in a fudge shop here in the UK (although it is an American-style fudge, not the softer British kind). The recipe the shop uses substitutes ...
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Fix fudge that is too rich

I've made some fudge from a paleo recipe using almond butter, coconut oil, honey and cocoa powder. Following this recipe, I find the fudge far too rich to eat -- the cocoa requirement was for 6 ...
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Which type of fat to make fudge?

If you're making fudge, does it matter whether you use butterfat or vegatable fat? Or is it important to get actual, real butter? For that matter, I've seen recipies for fudge which demand single ...
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Fudge not setting up— any salvaging possible? Alternate uses?

I made fudge with evaporated milk I made myself. Added this to butter and sugar and heated. Added this to chocolate and stirred enough to mix. Poured into 8x8 dished and left to set up. No such ...
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Condensed milk versus regular milk in fudge recipes

What is the difference between fudge recipes that call for sweetened, condensed milk versus regular milk?
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Why is my chocolate fudge not that dark?

A UK chain's chocolate fudge is very dark. When I do chocolate fudge it comes out more looking the colour of milk chocolate. Is this because they use whipping cream or for some other reason?
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Refrigerating fudge v leaving it out

Fudge shops don't seem to refrigerate their fudge they leave it out - is that what gives it is firm texture and how long should it be left out?
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Butter usage in fudge

I have a number of questions relating to fudge. Thank you in advance for your help. For anyone following this I have as requested broken the question into parts. My main question here is Why do some ...
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Can sweetened condensed milk be substituted for whole milk and sugar?

I am making a fudge recipe that calls for 1cup whole milk and 5 cups sugar. It also uses 2 sticks of butter and 25 marshmallows. I'm wondering if I can omit the milk and cut back on the sugar by using ...
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Can I increase the cocoa content in fudge?

I've been using a standard fudge recipe that works great, and yet I only wish was that it was even more chocolatey, with more cocoa taste. If it was less sweet that would be fine, too. Can I ...
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Where can I get Chocolate Bar shaped silicone molds from in the UK?

I need to find some chocolate bar shaped silicone molds, ideally about 100 grams in each bar, although I could go for smaller bars but not much. Could you please let me know where I can get some ...
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Use of whipping cream in fudge

A UK fudge chain uses whipping cream in their fudge (I assume instead of butter). How much should one use and whats the benefit?
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Fudge Recipes - Shelf Life

I am looking for information on how to extend the shelf life of the fudge that I make for my business. Currently it is only lasting about 2 weeks, even when we have it sealed, we take it out and when ...
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chocolate fudge not having harder or sticky consistency

how to make a proper chocolate fudge, which is as shown in picture? I followed a recipe shown online, where condensed milk and chocolate chips have put in Microwave oven for 3 mins; and after ...
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Commercial fudge recipes

A book "the 50 best fudge recipes" advise from scaling up the recipes. Does anyone know of any commercial scale fudge recipes or can the recipes simply be increased proportionately?