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June 16th is National Fudge Day
you're looking for something to do today then get ready for a mouthful
because it's National Fudge Day! How sweet it is to celebrate
today! Let's get right into celebrating National Fudge Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Today is a holiday for one reason that I know of... fudge is
good! It's almost too good, since you can't really eat much in one
sitting. But so many people love the many different varieties of fudge
that they just had to celebrate it. And that's how this holiday, as
well as many other food holidays, got its start. Fudge is very
similar to what is called "tablet" but fudge is a bit softer as well as
smooth and creamy. A lot of fudge out there has a cocoa flavor to them
and are made with things like sugar, butter and milk.
to heat these ingredients to 240 degrees in order to reach what is
called the "soft-ball stage". And as it cools from this stage it firms
up a little but is very easy to bite through. In fact, sometimes your
teeth just slide right through it like a hot knife through butter.
But trust me; you don't have to get cocoa flavored fudge if you
don't want to! And don't confuse this for hot fudge either. There are
so many different types of fudge for you to choose from so don't put
off celebrating if you hate the flavor of cocoa. And I recommend
keeping your fudge at room temperature so that you get that creamy
consistency. Let's start fudging around!
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, first I would suggest
that you go to your local candy store or, if you're lucky, your local
fudge shop. Tons of people are making fudge every day and they come up
with some really delicious flavors. Even if you plan on making fudge
yourself, it might be a good idea to look at what they've come up with
themselves to spark some flavor ideas for what you make. And if you
don't plan on making any yourself then get some of the tastiest
sounding fudge they have and enjoy it!
For those of you that are
handy in the kitchen, start looking through your cook books or
searching online for a tempting fudge recipe. It's not that difficult
to make at all and you're in complete control as to how it will taste.
The only thing that takes a while is letting it cool back down. But if
you can't wait, it's still just as tasty if you sneak a piece before
it's completely cooled down ;). And hey, if you and your friends
all like to cook you could have a fudge party today. Tell everyone you
think who would like to celebrate and then each of you find a fudge
recipe that you'd think would taste the best. Make your fudge, let it
cool down and then get ready for the party. Whoever is hosting it can
play music, a movie and maybe have a beverage like milk on hand. Then
everyone will come and bring their own type of fudge. It will be one
tasty fudge party, that's for sure! Have a great day and enjoy
your sugar high!