Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fudge, Flubs, and a new Fryer

Today was a fun cooking day for the most part.  I made fudge this morning, and it turned out yummy.  I didn't want to wait until the holidays to have some so I whipped some together when I woke up (picture and recipe below)

So we bought a new fryer yesterday, Big Bertha I like to call her (she's a 4 qt beast!).  Today was her maiden voyage.  And what was the first thing I made with my new toy?  Tortilla chips of course!  super easy, cut a small four inch corn tortilla into six triangles and fry away at 375 until they're nice and golden (approx 1min)  just a little sea salt and boy are they yummy.

My tortilla chips turned out so well that I thought I'd make something else tonight.  And here is where things went well... lets just say they kinda failed, but only a little bit.  I decided to make a funnel cake since I didn't buy one at the county fair on Friday.  I thought I'd try something new and use cake flour.  my funnel cake sunk... it stuck to the fry basket and the pieces that didn't turned into little funnel cake nibblets, which when you dust with powder sugar still taste pretty good.  So for dessert tonight we had funnel cake nibblets.

Now for a Crafty Leo tested recipe!!! 

Super Easy Fudge

3 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet if you want a dark chocolate effect, or milk chocolate if you want something lighter)
1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk (DO NOT use evaporated milk it's not the same thing and it will turn out bad if you try to substitute it!)
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional I usually don't add it, still turns out yummy)
optional: 1/2 c nuts (walnuts or pecans are wonderful)

1.  either line an 8x8 baking dish or spray it with nonstick spray, or butter.
2.  combine all ingredients in medium size pot and cook on low medium heat.  Stir constantly until chocolate has melted and all ingredients have combined.
3.  spread out into your baking dish.  Cover and chill for at least 2 hours, then enjoy!

You can also do this in the microwave as well.  just use a microwave safe bowl, and make sure you stir the ingredients at least once or twice half way through the microwaving process, as well as at the end.

And here are the funnel nibblets yum yum!



  1. I think I need to borrow my hubby's camera it takes way better quality photos than my phone

  2. That looks super yummy! I wouldn't mind if you wanted to send a batch my way :)