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Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I am home recovering from the flu, and am barely able to do anything.  I feel like my brain hurts right above my right eye.  It is all I can do to type up the next set of lessons for the school urchins; it looks like I will be out all week.  The only other time I was out of school a week was when Dad passed away.  I should be getting started on the next battery of questions for the kids, but I want to tell you about this fantastic fudge sauce.  We, meaning Student Council, owed one of the classes a reward for turning in the most aluminum.  I guess we are promoting obesity too--food rewards do that you know.  Anyway we made sundaes with hot fudge, and strawberries (if they wanted them).  Here it is!
1 C sugar (if you really want it sweet, use 1 1/2 C)
1/2 C butter
3/4 C cocoa
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 C evaporated milk
7 oz. marshmallow cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C chopped nuts

1.  Use a 4 qt. saucepan sprayed with vegetable spray.
2.  Melt butter over low heat.
3.  Sift the cocoa into the pan, and then add the sugar, salt and milk.
4.  Add the marshmallow cream and bring to a boil.
5.  Cook and stir about 5 minutes. 
6.  Add the vanilla and the nuts.
That is how the recipe reads.  I didn't exactly follow the recipe, but waited until the mixture boiled about 3 minutes, stirred in the marshmallow cream.  And then took it off the heat, added the vanilla.
We put it on the ice cream while it was still pretty warm, and the kids loved it.  In fact I saw some of them up there at the counter, just scooping out chocolate topping. 
I wish I could say this was my invention, but I copied it out of a cookbook in a house I was renting at Alpine the summer Mom and I went down there for a week.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. On the first day of Lent....Out of This World Fudge Topping....I think I'll give up broccoli, now, instead of chocolate.

    I'm SO sorry you're sick. Headaches are the worst things; you can't sit up, you can't lay down, you can't read....I'm sorry.

    Can't wait to try this recipe! Mags and Angus will be so impressed.