Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Five Minute Fudge for the Girls

This is also from the Teen Time Cooking with Carnation from 1959 that I wrote about yesterday. I love the copy on this drawing:
Nothing doing this weekend?
Well, it happens sometimes.  But instead of being a Sad Susie, why not get the girls together?  Who knows...one of them may have a brother or a cousin who's dying to meet someone new!  And whether it's a snack, a supper or a lunch - try serving one of these specialties.

Because it's not good enough apparently just to have your female friends over  - unless a boy is attached. Painful. But the fudge recipe sounds good, even if the authors think it is just 'for the girls.'

Five-minute fudge for the girls
Makes about 2 pounds
2/3 cup undiluted Carnation Evaporated Milk
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups medium diced marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1 tsp. vanilla

Place Carnation and sugar in large saucepan.  Heat to boiling, then cook 5 minutes.  Begin timing after mixture begons bubbling around edges of pan.  Remove from heat, add marshmallows, nuts, chocolate and vanilla.  Stir fudge until marshmallows and chocolate are melted.  Pour fudge into buttered 8-inch square pan.  Cool; cut in squares.

Caramel Fudge:  Prepare fudge as directed above, using caramel chips in place of semi-sweet chocolate.

Five-Minute Fudge Rolls.  Make Five-Minute Fudge as directed above.  Spread about 1 cup chopped nuts on heavy waxed paper.  Pour fudge mixture over nuts.  As fudge cools, form into roll. Slice. (Why do this? To serve it on a stick like the hamburgers from yesterday's recipe? Oy.)

I'm reading teen mysteries like mad for the reference book I'm writing, including The Body Finder by Derting. The heroine can sense bodies underground and also the imprint on folks who - er - put them there. Fun romantic storyline with this one too among the horror. Good page turner!

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