This challenge was definitely stretching for me. Once I found a new recipe after the first fudge failure, I was thrilled! I came across this recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge from Bridget at Bake at 350 on Pinterest. Now I usually detest chocolate chips unless they're completely melted into my cookie (I have a tendency to eat around them when chowing down on raw cookie dough); I must say, though, that in this recipe, the chips help keep the fudge from being overly sweet. However, once I printed out the instructions and started to get everything around, I noticed that in my haste to rescue this post, I had ignored to key elements of this recipe. 1) A candy thermometer was called for and 2) so was a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Other "f" word!
After two phone calls to the Maternal Unit, a trip to the kitchen store (which is luckily right across the sidewalk from job #2) and some tequila (okay no tequila as I had to go to work but on my next day off I'm making up for it with a pitcher of pomegranate margaritas), I was able to get to work.
|Behold! My candy thermometer. Oh and everything stirred together, nice and smooth.|
|Just keep stirring. Just keep stirring. Holy crap is it supposed to look like that?!|
|Cooling down (note: there is no olive oil in this recipe, I just needed something for the thermometer to lean against).|
|So this is the point where it calls for a paddle attachment. Well I've got your paddle attachments right here. *holds up both hands*|
|Above all else, IT TURNED OUT! Perfect.|
|My kitchen, on the other hand, is a whole other story.|