Friday, October 4, 2019

Ma Sue's Famous, Old-Fashioned Fudge Icing (it's the real thing!)



This very old recipe for fudge icing will raise your favorite brownies, sheet or bundt cake to the next level.
It's a bit tricky at first and takes some practice, but please give this recipe a try if you are a chocolate lover.  Pay attention to the timing during boiling and beating and the weather conditions (it will take longer to set up in hot,humid weather).  Also, don't get discouraged if your first attempts don't turn out perfectly.  Making candy (and this is a candy,basically) takes some practice.

Let's give this a try!

First, gather all of the ingredients:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk 
  • 1/2 cup butter (stick)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Then, carefully follow the instructions:


In a medium, heavy pot mix the sugar, cocoa, and salt with a wooden spoon or wire whisk.

Gradually stir in milk.





When the mixture begins to boil, add the butter.














Bring to a full, rapid boil that can't be stirred down.

Boil exactly 3 minutes, 45 seconds, stirring constantly.
Finally, add the vanilla extract (add last because the flavor of vanilla is diminished the longer it cooks). 

Then cool no more than 5 minutes.


Remove the pan from the heat and either with a hand-held mixer or a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, beat the fudge. 
Beat (start on low then move to high) exactly 5-10 minutes minutes till creamy.  

As you beat, the icing will gradually lose some of its shininess and thicken on the beaters and the spatula.  













How do you know when it's ready? Watch the way  the icing behaves along the edge of the bowl.  When it starts to stiffen along the edges, and the texture of the icing is  creamy and dull rather than shiny, it's done.
    Pour and spread the icing immediately on your cake or brownies.

    Top with nuts, if desired, immediately.






































    Consider this recipe to be marriage insurance.






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    Ma Sue's Famous, Old-Fashioned Fudge Icing

    First, gather all of the ingredients:
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1/2 cup milk 
    • 1/2 cup butter (stick)
    • 1/2 cup cocoa
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    Then, carefully follow the instructions:

    Cooking the fudge:
    • In a medium, heavy pot mix the sugar, cocoa, and salt with a wooden spoon.
    • Gradually stir in milk.
    • Add the butter.
    • Bring to a full rapid boil that can't be stirred down.
    • Boil exactly 3 minutes, 45 seconds, stirring constantly. 
    • Add the vanilla extract (add last because the flavor of vanilla is diminished the longer it cooks). 
    • Then cool no more than 5 minutes.
    Beating the fudge:
    • Remove the pan from the heat and either with a hand-held mixer or a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, beat the fudge. 
    • Beat (start on low then move to high) exactly 5-10 minutes minutes till creamy.  
    • As you beat, the icing will gradually lose some of its shininess and thicken on the beaters and the spatula.  
    • How do you know when it's ready? Watch the way  the icing behaves along the edge of the bowl.  When it starts to stiffen along the edges, and the texture of the icing is  creamy and dull rather than shiny, it's done.

    Pour and spread the icing immediately on your cake or brownies.

    Top with nuts, if desired, immediately.

    Thanks for stopping by, y'all!

    ~Amy Laurie

      

    12 comments:

    1. Can you give your fudge recipie? All looks amazing.

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    2. Why the lemon flavoring in a chocolate pie?

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      1. I think it complements the chocolate. It really tastes very good.

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    3. Why the lemon flavoring in a chocolate pie?

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    4. I tried your fudge recipe today but please can you tell me which type of sugar do you use because mine turned out to be grainy. I used granulated sugar. Thanks

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    5. Just made this for a Boston Poke Cake. It is for my son's birthday tomorrow (and Easter!) I don't think anyone is going to go for any chocolate eggs after trying this frosting! Tastes just like fudge!

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      1. Yes, it it really is quite delicious. So glad you enjoyed it and that's a great idea.

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      2. I have made this sense I was very young. My grandmothers recipe.
        It is quite tricky, but so good. I do make fudge with it and love cleaning the pan with the spoon.

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    6. Oh my gosh! I have been looking for this recipe for YEARS. My mom always made this frosting. Somewhere I misplaced the recipe. Thank you so much for sharing. In the 50's when I was about 6 or 7, I was allowed to beat the frosting for mom. Felt real grown-up.

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    7. This was the go-to recipe for our family layer cakes. My aunts and grandmother would make at least 10 layers with this in between. We called it chocolate cake even though the cake was yellow! Also recipe for fudge, you just have to cook it longer. I’m pretty sure it came from the Hershey’s cocoa can.

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    8. I want the recipe for your cake, please

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