Old-fashioned cooked cocoa fudge…thekind you beat with a wooden spoon! A lot of work, yes…worthit..YES!
Recipe: Rich Old FashionedCocoa Fudge
3 cups granulated sugar2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/8 teaspoon salt1 1/2 cups milk1/4 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Line 8 or 9-inch square pan with foil,extending foil over edges of pan. Butter foil.
In a large, heavy saucepan, combine sugar,cocoa and salt ; stir in milk.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly,until mixture comes to full rolling boil, then boil, withoutstirring, until mixture reaches 234°F (110°C) oncandy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped intovery cold water, forms a soft ball which flattens when removedfrom water.
Remove from heat and add the butter andvanilla, BUT DO NOT STIR.
Cool at room temperature to lukewarm.(110°F | 45°C).
Beat with wooden spoon until fudge thickensand just begins to lose some of its gloss.
Immediatelyspread into prepared pan; cool completely at room temperature.Cut into squares. Store tightly covered at room temperature.
Makes about 1 3/4 pounds. (Doubling thisrecipe is not recommended.)
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