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Monday, May 7, 2012

Gingerbread Fudge


I'm sure you're wondering why I'm posting a gingerbread recipe in the beginning of May, but let me explain:

This semester, I am taking a Confectionery class, and pretty much we just have a bunch of candies that we are supposed to perfect by the end of the semester. So every class period, we choose what we want to make, and then whip it up. I love the creative freedom that we have! It's so much fun. This is the recipe I chose to do for my fudge, and it was really different but delicious. It's from our textbook, Truffles, Candies & Confections, which is full of techniques and fantastic recipes. Ya'll should check it out!

I'd also like to point out that I didn't make the connection between ginger and gingerbread until I made these. It's okay folks, now I know!

Gingerbread Fudge 
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup superfine sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup heavy-whipping cream
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons instant espresso powder, dissolved in 1/4 cup water(I used Postum, you can also use Pero)
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 

1. Line an 8-in-square baking pan with aluminum foil that extends over the sides. Coat the foil with 1 tablespoon of the butter. Set aside. 
2. In a 3-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat, cook the superfine sugar, brown sugar, molasses, corn syrup, cream, salt, cream of tartar, and espresso until the sugar is dissolved (about 5 minutes), stirring constantly with a long-handled wooden spoon or heat proof spatula. 
3. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, then brush down the sides of the pan with a pastry brush dipped in warm water to prevent sugar crystals. 
4. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chocolate in 3 or 4 batches until completely melted and smooth. 5. Return the pan to medium heat. Place a sugar thermometer in the pan and cook the mixture without stirring until it registers 238 degrees F on the thermometer (about 20 minutes).
6. Remove the pan from the heat, remove the thermometer from the pan, and place the thermometer in warm water to cool. Immediately blend in the vanilla, the spices, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. 
7. Sprinkle a marble board or the back of a baking sheet with cold water and immediately pour the hot mixture onto the marble. Do not scrape out the bottom of the pan. Let the mixture cool on the marble until it registers 110 degrees F on the thermometer (about 5 minutes). If using a baking sheet instead of marble, the cooling time will be about 15 minutes. 
8. Beat the fudge using one of the following three methods: With a 5-in-wide flexible blade scraper, transfer the mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer, and with the paddle attachment, beat the mixture until it thickens and loses its shine (5-10 minutes). Or transfer the mixture to a 2-quart mixing bowl and beat the mixture with a long-handled wooden spoon until it thickens and loses its shine (10-15 minutes). Or spread the mixture into a large rectangle on the marble board, then use the flexible blade scraper to gather the mixture back to the center of the marble, folding in the edges. Repeat this process until the mixture begins to thicken and lose its shine (5-10 minutes). 
9. Turn the fudge into the prepared pan. Use your fingertips to even the top and to press the fudge into the corners of the pan. Place the pan on a cooling rack and let it set completely at room temperature (1-2 hours). 
10. Remove the fudge from the pan by lifting out the aluminum foil. Invert the fudge onto a cutting board, peel the fudge back, and reinvert the fudge. Cut the fudge into even 1 inch squares. Store between layers of waxed paper in a tightly covered container. Fudge will keep for 10 days at room temperature or 1 month in the refrigerator. 

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