Simple Chocolate Fudge
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus butter, or cooking spray, for pan
- 3 cups sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 4 ounces bitter chocolate
- 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Lightly butter or spray with cooking spray, a 9-inch square pan and set aside.
In a saucepan combine the sugar, salt, corn syrup, bitter and semisweet chocolates, and milk. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Once mixture comes to a boil, do not stir. Any crystals that form on the sides of the pan may be removed with a pastry brush dipped in cool water. Cook the fudge at a boil until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage, 238 to 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat and stir in 3 tablespoons of butter. Cool to warm.
Add the vanilla and almond extracts and beat with a wooden spoon until creamy. Pour into the prepared pan and cool completely before cutting into squares. Store fudge in an airtight container.
Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, Emeril's Food of Love Productions, 2008