|Baking Enthusiasts/Experts: I Need Advice!
||[Dec. 10th, 2015|08:57 pm]
The Question Club
So in lieu of having the sort of budget to buy fancy things for friends and family for the holidays, I'm going the fun route of doing up some fudge variety baskets for everyone! The idea is to do up a huge variety of different flavors of fudge, and then include pieces of all the different kinds in everyone's baskets (taking allergies into account, obvs).|
I'm using a two-ingredient "base" (1 can of sweetened condensed milk per ~12oz of either the milk, white, dark or peanut butter chips I'll be using) and then going off of that to flavor it. I'm using things like mint, strawberry and orange extracts, mainly, and adding things like nuts, crushed candy cane, etc. for a little extra seasonal pizzazz.
My question is, about how much extract should I add into the fudge? I haven't found anything online for flavoring fudges made with the two-ingredient method (I guess because then it'd be a three-ingredient fudge, but whatever), and I don't want the flavorings to be too overpowering. I have a tendency to try to "guesstimate" these things and nine times out of ten it's ALWAYS way too much, oops.
What do the baking masters of TQC recommend? How much is "just right" for you?