Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tastes Like Another
One of the best sellers at the Farmer's Market, is goat milk fudge. While the food laws in my state are very specific, I can't use my own milk because I am not licensed as a dairy, using the goat milk fudge along with the goat milk soap is a good match.
The fudge is very simple to make and, if you have your own goat milk, is a wonderful way to enjoy it even more than you do by drinking, making cheese or yogurt with it.
The fudge takes just a few minutes to whip up and garners a hefty three pounds of bounty. For me, it is a win-win-win, but not so much for my waist, sadly!
Usually I whip up two batches and slice it into 1/2 oz. pieces -- about 1/2" square. I package it with about four ounces per container and still can't keep it on the table! It just flies off!
Confidentially, the first time I took it to Market, no one wanted to taste it. "Goat milk fudge?" they would respond doubtfully. So, the Mister egged one fella on. "Just try it. You can spit it out if you don't like it," he replied. (Great selling technique, not!) The first man tried it, went wild, and then his sons tried it. One son begged for a container. His dad declined. In a few minutes, the boy returned, declaring, "I'll buy it with my own money!"
Here is the receipt:
2 1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. goat's milk
2 c. mini-marshmallows (or 16 lg.)
1/4 c. butter
1/4 t. salt
1 c. chocolate chips
1 t. vanilla
1 c. chopped nuts (optional)
Pre-measure all ingredients.
Grease a 9 x9 pan. I use a spray on or butter.
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, goat's milk, marshmallows, butter, and salt.
Cook over a low heat, stirring constantly until it begins to bubble.
Cook another five minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and add chocolate chips and vanilla.
Stir quickly until chips are melted and the fudge is smooth (this takes just a minute or two usually).
Pour into the greased pan.
Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Cut, wetting the knife with warm water to keep the cuts smooth.
This would be a great Christmas or birthday gift, don't you think?