- 3 cups of sugar
- 3/4 cup of butter
- 2/3 cup of evaporated milk
- 1 (12 oz) package of semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 cups of sugar in easy homemade fudge
That sounds like a lot of sugar for a recipe for homemade fudge. Typically, fudge recipes call for much less sugar, usually around 1 to 2 cups. Using 3 cups of sugar could result in a very sweet and potentially overpowering fudge. It’s important to follow a recipe and make adjustments as needed based on personal taste.
3/4 cup of butter
3/4 cup of butter is a measurement of volume that equals 6 ounces or 170 grams of butter. It is commonly used in recipes as a measurement for ingredients such as butter, oil, and other liquids. When measuring butter, it is important to use a measuring cup specifically designed for measuring liquids, as dry measuring cups can give inaccurate measurements. It is also important to make sure the butter is at room temperature before measuring, as cold butter can be more difficult to measure accurately.
2/3 cup of evaporated milk
Evaporated milk is a shelf-stable canned milk product with about 60% of the water removed from fresh milk through evaporation. 2/3 cup of evaporated milk is equivalent to approximately 5.33 fluid ounces or 160 milliliters. It can be used as a substitute for regular milk in cooking and baking, and because of the reduced water content, it can add a richer flavor and creamier texture to dishes.
1 (12 oz) package of semisweet chocolate chips
A 12 oz package of semisweet chocolate chips contains approximately 2 cups of chocolate chips. These can be used for baking, melting, or as a topping for desserts. They can also be enjoyed on their own as a sweet snack.
1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
Unsweetened cocoa powder is made by grinding cocoa beans and removing most of the fat (cocoa butter). It is used to add chocolate flavor and color to baked goods, desserts, and beverages. 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder is equivalent to approximately 21 grams or 3 tablespoons. It can be substituted with other cocoa powder product like dark cocoa powder, dutch-processed cocoa powder, or natural cocoa powder in a recipe.
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract is equivalent to approximately 4.9 milliliters. Vanilla extract is a common ingredient in many desserts and baked goods, and is made by extracting the flavor from vanilla beans using a mixture of alcohol and water. It is also used to enhance the flavor of savory dishes and drinks. Vanilla extract is typically sold in small bottles and is added to recipes by measuring out a desired amount, usually measured by teaspoon or tablespoon.
In a large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, and evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a full boil.
This recipe is likely making a caramel sauce. The sugar, butter, and evaporated milk are combined in a saucepan and heated over medium heat, with constant stirring, until the mixture comes to a full boil. Once it reaches a boil, the mixture should be cooked for a few minutes longer, until it thickens and the sugar is fully dissolved. The caramel sauce can then be removed from heat and used as a topping for desserts or as an ingredient in other recipes
Boil for exactly 5 minutes, then remove the pan from heat.
This instruction tells you to bring a liquid in a pan to a boil and then to let it boil for exactly 5 minutes. After 5 minutes have passed, you should take the pan off of the heat and remove it from the stove..
Stir in the chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract until the chocolate is fully melted and the mixture is smooth.
To make sure the chocolate chips are fully melted and the mixture is smooth, you can stir them into the mixture while it is still hot. Be sure to add the cocoa powder and vanilla extract after the chocolate chips have melted to prevent any clumping. Keep stirring until you achieve a smooth consistency.
Pour the mixture into an 8×8 inch square baking dish lined with parchment paper.
To make sure the mixture is poured into the right size dish, first line an 8×8 inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Then, pour the mixture into the dish, making sure that it is evenly distributed. Once the mixture is in the dish, smooth the surface with a spatula and bake as directed in the recipe.
Allow the fudge to cool and set at room temperature for 2-3 hours, or until firm.
To cool and set fudge, you should let it sit at room temperature for 2-3 hours, or until it becomes firm.
Once set, remove the fudge from the dish and cut it into squares
Enjoy your homemade fudge!.