FUDGE FOR THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS
All of my favorite recipes seem to be sweet. I'm okay with that despite the fact that I'm not a huge sweet eater now. You have to have a time when you can splurge and Christmas is my time.
I lamented for years that we didn't have Grandma's Fudge Recipe. Always one of my favorite things to indulge in as a child. We lost a lot in my grandmother's house fire and both my mom and I thought that the fudge recipe, along with many other memorable items were lost forever.
But after we lost my mom earlier this year I started going through her things and found her book of recipes. It was a binder that she taped things in that she found or she would write recipes down in and low and behold, there, folded up between the pages was my grandmother's fudge recipe. It was like my grandma opened up the book because I found her donut recipe, and a bunch of other recipes we thought were lost. I still haven't found her stuffing recipe but I haven't lost hope.
Grandma's fudge was something I always savored. And it only came out at Christmas. A bit grainy, a lot chocolatey and very rich and creamy. I would take a bite and let it just sit on my tongue and relish the sweetness of it all. When I think about that I can still taste it in my mouth. I believe it will find it's way to my Christmas celebration this year and because it's the sixth day of Christmas, I hope it finds its way to yours as well. I give to thee..
GRANDMA'S CHOCOLATE FUDGE
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon (heaping) of butter
1 tablespoon cream
Bring all first four ingredients to a hard boil and boil for 7 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon cream and beat until it thickens.
Pour into a buttered pan and let cool completely.
Cut into squares and enjoy. (this sentence is my addition!)