Sunday, May 25, 2014
The Old Pyrex Pie Pan
The years went by and Mom was old...she had stopped making fudge. My folks moved into an apartment and in the process of moving, the little browned pyrex pie pan was lost or left behind. She was distraught. How could she make fudge she asked. I knew that she hadn't made it in a long time, but I wanted to make her happy. So, I started scouting estate sales and garage sales for another dish. You won't believe this....I found one, much like hers. It was the right size and even had the browned scratches here and there. She smiled when I brought it to her. She just took it and washed it....put it away until she would be making fudge again. That was when I started making fudge....her way. Sometimes I have a failure and we use it for hot fudge topping on ice cream and other times it is perfect. She started making it as a young girl and continued until she was in her late 70's.I don't make it very often, but when I do....I think of all the times Mom and I shared the little side pieces and a half a coke.
Here's Mom's recipe for fudge...
2 c sugar
2 sq. dark chocolate chopped
1 c milk
4 T butter
I pretty much told how to make it in the above story, but just a couple of other things. The butter and vanilla are added while it is in the sink cooling.
Beat it until it isn't glossy. This could be quite a while depending on the weather.
Mom always said..."Don't stir it while it is boiling!" I find that a heavy pan is best. She always used her Club Aluminum pan.