Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 16th - One of the Sweetest days of the Year by Jena Galifany


Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to National Fudge Day! Ah, that sweet confection that melts in the mouth and brings so much pleasure to the taster.

Fudge comes in so many different flavors, there are bound to be one (or more) that will please your taste buds. There is chocolate, caramel, maple, peanut butter, and marshmallow. I’ve found in my search for into on this tasty day there is even peppermint, orange cream or white fudge.

Originally known as Scottish Tablet back in the 17th century, it has evolved into the treat it is today. Then, it was not as tasty, lacked chocolate and had a harder texture. I found this information on www.punchbowl.com .

Upon further research, I found that American legend holds that the name was derived from a culinary accident that not only developed the new dessert but also the expletive used when making a mistake. “FUDGE!”

The original recipe has been around since the 1800s but many alterations have been made to enhance and/or simplify the procedure. Although the original recipe required the utmost precision, modern recipes have simplified the process, making it so much easier for chocoholics to indulge.

For those who are now ready to rush to the kitchen and whip up a batch to celebrate this delightful day, here are a few online recipes to help you along.


- this page has links to other recipes as well.

- another collection of fudgy ideas.

I hope you take a few moments to celebrate National Fudge Day. It may not be one of the holidays that made America great, but it will certainly make your family happier and your day just a little bit sweeter.

Cheers!
Jena Galifany

5 comments:

Jannine Gallant said...

Great, I haven't had breakfast yet, and I'm craving chocolate!

Brenda Whiteside said...

There are days for everything. Why not yummy fudge. Good info, Jena.

Laura Breck said...

Mmmm, I love fudge. We have a candy store in walking distance - good thing is't raining this morning, or I'd be heading there for a pound of peneuche!

JenaGalifany said...

I'm glad I could get your morning off to a good start. =)

Jerri Hines said...

What a great day! Love fudge. Didn't know it had a day.