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08 December 2006 @ 07:43 pm
the recipe *said*...  
The recipe *said* it made 2 pints.

I was a little suspicious of that, given the basic ingredients added up to more than two pints by themselves, but it wasn't until I started mixing it that I began to suspect the guy who wrote the recipe down got pints and quarts mixed up. I now have probably ten, possibly more, cups of marshmallow creme in the fridge.

I'd been planning on making not very much fudge this year. Hah! o.o

(Oddly, you can't buy marshmallow creme in Ireland, or not that we've found, anyway (although I don't know how that can be, because they *make* fudge here...), so we've taken to making our own, which is time-consuming but kind of cool. And invariably ends up with more creme than the recipe said, but YE GODS.)

My arm is wibbly from hanging onto the mixer. The poor mixer, which is not a Kitchen Aid and for this sort of thing ought to be, is exhausted. And I have enough marshmallow creme to drown a horse in...
 
 
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Enchanted Onyxenchantedonyx on December 8th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
Easiest fudge recipe ever:

1 can of frosting
1 bag of chocolate chips.

Melt chips in pan on stove, stir in frosting until it is melted and mixed together. Pour into square baking dish. Let cool.

Perfect, delicious fudge. You already have all of your marshmallow cream, but just thought I'd share. I'll never make fudge with marshmallow cream again, after discovering this recipe. And yes, it really does work. Any flavor of frosting and chips. Mint chocolate chips with vanilla frosting is incredibly good. As is peanut butter chips with cream cheese frosting.
Patchchamois_shimi on December 8th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
Yes!! I discovered that by accident. I had some chips, I had some leftover frosting, I had some chopped nuts ... I microwaved them together and stirred and because my frosting to chocolate ratio was off I actually got something a lot harder than fudge and called 'em pseudo truffles instead, but mmmm.
Enchanted Onyxenchantedonyx on December 8th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
I got the recipe from a friend who cannot cook anything. And the ratio of 1 regular can to 1 bag of chips works perfectly.

Your truffles sound good, too!
Eveshkaeveshka on December 8th, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC)
Patchchamois_shimi on December 8th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
Huh. The only fudge recipe I have that uses marshmallow creme is the one-bowl microwave fudge recipe, but some judicious net searches reveal that, indeed, a lot of recipes do use it. Here's some that don't, if you want to avoid it next time:

http://www.dianaskitchen.com/page/recipes03/a31013i.htm
http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=980219
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Old-Fashioned-Fudge/Detail.aspx
www.recipezaar.com/4924
salymander on December 8th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
That's how my grandma makes it! I never met anyone else who did, that's so cool.
kitmizkit on December 8th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. Does your grandma have a recipe she swears by?
(Anonymous) on December 8th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah she does actually, do you want it? I could probably get it for you.
salymander on December 8th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
whoops, sorry. That was me.
kitmizkit on December 9th, 2006 09:16 am (UTC)
I would *love* that. We've found perfectly acceptable marshmallow creme recipes on the net, but I'm a big believer in old family recipes. :)
salymander on December 11th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
Ok, I'm going to see her on the 18th, think you'll still want it by then?
Myles Corcoranmylescorcoran on December 8th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
Ow, poor wibbly arms.

I'm sure your Cork-based LJ friends could help you with any excess marshmallow creme that you have filling up your fridge...

*hint*

Brian: fredburger Yes!logrusboy on December 9th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
Whee! Marshmallow creme party at mizkit's! Bring your own mixers!
kitmizkit on December 9th, 2006 11:20 am (UTC)
*laughs* Did you want the unadulterated creme, or were you hoping for fudge? The latter is somewhat easier to transport. And much less messy. And do you prefer walnuts, or not? How about peanut butter? :)
Lauraskeagsidhe on December 11th, 2006 12:35 pm (UTC)
Marshmallow creme in fudge? Bizarre! We always used sweetened condensed milk...