If you've been reading for a while, you may remember that many moons ago when I was much better at posting regularly (sigh), I committed to making a few favourite childhood recipes from my Mum's little yellow recipe box. I've posted about Wacky Cake, Baking Powder Biscuits, and Sweet and Sour Meatballs. I have really enjoyed my trip down memory lane, and wish the last couple of months hadn't been so hectic so I could have done a few more!
Anyway, tonight was a perfect night to make fudge. I had a bit of a weird day at work, and I needed to de-stress - that usually means baking (and making happy co-workers the next day)! This is a recipe I fondly remember making when I was a kid. Don't believe me? I have proof:
|This is probably 1969 or 1970. I'm making this fudge recipe with my|
sister Janet. I figure Mum had us do this to make me feel better. (With the
dark under-eye circles, it looks like I had been sick!)
Step 1: Combine 2/3C evaporated milk, 1 2/3C white sugar, and 2 T butter in a medium saucepan. Heat to a rolling boil, and cook for 5 minutes (hence the name of the recipe) stirring constantly.
|This stage is mesmerizing. You have to stir all the time while|
the sugar forms, and it smells wonderful, like you're in a
Step 3: Pour into a greased 9" square pan (I just sprayed it with Pam), and spread quickly before it sets. Sprinkle any toppings on, and place in the fridge to set!
Cut into 1" cubes and enjoy.