Breakfast Buffet
June 16th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

So sweet, so rich, it must be fudge - June 16 is National Fudge Day.

Heating a mixture of sugar, butter and milk with chocolate (or peanut butter, or insert-your-favorite-flavor-here) creates perfect chemistry.  Considered to be a “Western” creation in the culinary world, fudge first made its name known in an 1888 letter.

A female college student at Vassar wrote that her schoolmate’s cousin made the confection and sold it in Baltimore.  Ms. Battersby got her hands on the recipe and debuted “fudge” at the Vassar Senior Auction.  Other women’s colleges jumped on the idea and soon, American fudge was born and appearing in candy kitchens and general stores everywhere.

Freaked out by fudge?  If you’ve got peanut butter chips, sweetened condensed milk and 15 minutes, perfect fudge can be yours in a flash - and you can easily substitute chocolate chips if you feel so inclined. Just be sure to share the easy sweet treat with your families.

As the saying goes, families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.

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  1. jillmarie

    I have find memories of my grandma teaching me how to make fudge when I was younger. We made way too much, but it does freeze well, and company loves it!

    June 16, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
  2. RichardHead

    The good thing about fudge is that it goes with any outfit that I wear,even white shoes!

    June 16, 2011 at 9:04 am |
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