First it started with mom not making her holiday fudge anymore. A few years ago I decided I would take over the tradition, and I asked mom for the old family recipe. Her reply, “I don’t have it!” Well who does? “Leann, it’s on the side of the Hershey’s cocoa box!” Hmmm, so much for long standing family traditions learned at your mother’s elbow. The recipe isn’t on the box anymore, but it is on the internet. I’ve made it a few times, and wanted to do it again this year.
First batch didn’t harden up quite right, so I tried again. I read up on problem with fudge on the internet. I measured carefully. I boiled without stirring.
I didn’t add butter too early. I watched the temperature carefully.
Alas, the second batch was soup. I gave up. I went for the old family toll house chocolate chip cookie recipe.
What!? That’s not a family recipe either!?!