12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 9 – Flora’s Fudge

Luscious and Easy Fudge Courtesy of One of Sleeping Beauty’s Fairies

For the Ninth Day of Christmas Cookies we are sharing a fudge — something to give your holiday sweets a bit more dimension. (And after our amazing Apricot Rolls yesterday, I thought you needed something simple to try 🙂 ).

This fudge has been around our family for as long as I can remember.  Mom found it in a magazine and made for Beth when she was a little girl – it has been made numerous times since.  You can see what the original looks like here.

It is a perfect piece of chocolate lusciousness that melts in your mouth. We made ours plain in order to please little palates – but you can add nuts or dried fruits you would like.

Flora’s Fudge

Ingredients:

3 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

1 cup nuts and/or dried fruit

Put unsweetened chocolate and butter in a medium sauce pan over low heat, melt together and stir to combine while melting.

Sift powdered sugar and add 1/2 sugar (1 1/2 cup) to melted chocolate, whisking together.  It will be rather crumbly and ball like.

Whisk in the egg (quickly as to avoid having scrambled eggs in your fudge) and vanilla.  Then whisk in the rest of the powdered sugar until thoroughly incorporated and, well, fudge like. Add nuts or dried fruit at this stage if you would like.

Press fudge into a parchment paper lined 9″ x 9″ square pan. Place in the fridge until firm.

Once firm and chilled, remove fudge from pan by picking up the parchment on the edges and slice to desired size.

Store in the fridge (if you have any left).

Enjoy!

Julia

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Flora's Fudge

This fudge has been around our family for as long as I can remember. Mom found it in a magazine and made for Beth when she was a little girl - it has been made numerous times since.

It is a perfect piece of chocolate lusciousness that melts in your mouth. We made ours plain in order to please little palates - but you can add nuts or dried fruits you would like.

Ingredients:

3 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup nuts and/or dried fruit (optional)

Directions:

Put unsweetened chocolate and butter in a medium sauce pan over low heat, melt together and stir to combine while melting.

Sift powdered sugar and add 1/2 sugar (1 1/2 cup) to melted chocolate, whisking together. It will be rather crumbly and ball like.

Whisk in the egg (quickly as to avoid having scrambled eggs in your fudge) and vanilla. Then whisk in the rest of the powdered sugar until thoroughly incorporated and, well, fudge like. Add nuts or dried fruit at this stage if you would like.

Press fudge into a parchment paper lined 9" x 9" square pan. Place in the fridge until firm.

Once firm and chilled, remove fudge from pan by picking up the parchment on the edges and slice to desired size.

Store in the fridge (if you have any left).

Julia Montgomery Stewart

Nicknamed “Julia Child” at a young age, our own Julia is most at home in the kitchen. Lately, she has combined her culinary talents with a new hobby—fitness and healthy living. As a result, her recipes reflect an intriguing balance between eating well without sacrificing flavor. Outside the home, Julia is a consummate event planner, and spent the first ten years of her career as a publicist before expanding her portfolio of talents with the launch of Live Pretty in 2010. Balancing the busy demands of career and family, Julia lives with her husband and daughter in Orlando, Florida. In addition to her work in marketing, she serves a number of community organizations and initiatives in Central Florida.

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