Nynaeve Sedai (nynaeve_sedai) wrote in thequestionclub,
Nynaeve Sedai
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Help me fix my fudge problems...

I don't have a lot of experience with fudge, so I knew that trying to make fudge this week was going to be tricky. So far I've had good success with easy fudges, but today I tried my first cooked fudge (with the candy thermometer).

So this morning I jumped up and I calibrated my thermometer. Then I started on my eggnog fudge. I let it sit at room temp for five hours, then stuck it in the fridge for another two and it never set. It has the consistency of frosting. I'm going to try again tomorrow. Here are my questions:

1. What did I do wrong on this particular recipe? I'll double check my thermometer tomorrow (Pyrex candy thermometer - I boiled water, stuck it in there for ten minutes, checked to make sure read 212). What else can I try? Someone recommended beating it after the ingredients are together (but this one uses a marshmallow creme...?).

2. With the left over frosting type, I was thinking truffles! :D What would be a good coating for eggnog truffles? Or should I turn my pumpkin snickerdoodle pudding cookies into cookie sandwiches with the eggnog frosting in the middle? It's not an overpowering eggnog flavor, I should add. More white chocolate but with a distinct eggnog flair.

DK/DC - What are your favorite recipes that are twists on old classics?
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