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Old 12-09-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
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My fudge has not set

Is there any remedy for fudge that has not set? anything I can do or add to correct it from semi liquid to solid?

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Old 12-09-2006, 05:44 PM   #2
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Did you use a candy thermometer?

I don't know how to remedy the situation but could it be melted down to make a very rich chocolate sauce?
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Old 12-09-2006, 05:49 PM   #3
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sadly I relied on the time stated in the recipe and did not use a candy thermometer; that was probably a huge mistake; now I need to harden the runny fudge if it is at all possible
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:03 PM   #4
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Here's the solution to your problem.

1. Go to grocery store
2. Purchase the most decadent vanilla ice cream in the freezer section and buy a candy thermometer
3. Bring ice cream home
4. Fill bowl with ice cream
5. Slather runny fudge over ice cream
6. Eat
7. Enjoy
8. Make more fudge using thermometer

Problem solved.
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:26 PM   #5
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Put it in the freezer..or eat it with a spoon..that is what I'd do. It wouldn't make it to the freezer..: :)
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:30 PM   #6
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A whole batch of bowl lickings.! I would founder:))
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:33 PM   #7
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There's no salvaging it. Its a lovely chocolate sauce though. You don't need a candy thermometer, you can just use the cold water, soft ball test instead.

After you boil your fudge for a bit you drip some into some ice water and see if it is gooey, or if it holds together. If it holds then you are ready to go.
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:47 PM   #8
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start it off in a double boiler or in a ss bowl over boiling water. when it gets as hot as it's going to, transfer to a pan over direct heat. keep stirring it so it doesn't scorch. bring it up to the soft ball stage. if you don't have a themometer, test in ice water or keep a saucer in the freezer and test a teaspoon or so. it should make a soft ball after it's cool. add a few tablespoons (or more) of sugar and stir. this should start it to granulate, but it's not always successful. if it does granulate, you've got fudge. if it doesn't seem to be granulating, add a couple of tablespoons of butter. you've got something like chocolate caramels or toffee. you can roll it into balls and dust with cocoa powder.
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:41 AM   #9
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Thank you for all the tips; very helpful
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Old 12-10-2006, 09:15 AM   #10
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I made my first uneatable fudge last Sunday at my annual candy day with my sisters. It was chocolate taffy. LOL
It wasn't until I was on my way home that I realized what I had done. I put the chocolate chips in with the milk, sugar and butter to boil to 234!! DUH!!!

I hope you were able to get another batch done.
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