Posted by Scott Gonzalez on 6/15/2012
Wow, summer is here again. Along with fresh, ripe peaches, plums and nectarines our family enjoys some delicious confections. I keep thinking of all the summer treats that made it feel like summer to me and my family growing up.
My Dad always made fudge in the summer. He'd take out the big old white ceramic platter that we used for the Thanksgiving turkey. He would gather the ingredients for our favorite Hershey's Fudge recipe. All five kids would come out of the woodwork as soon as the first smell of chocolate hit the air. We would gang around the stove, way too close, until he told us to back away because it would start bubbling like moon craters and splatter on us.
Dad would put us right to work. One would be in charge of chopping pecans and having that ready. Another had to take a stick of butter and rub the platter down to keep the fudge from sticking. When it was time, Dad would pour in the pecans, give it a quick stir with a big wooden spoon until it was all mixed. He'd pour it on that big platter. It would slowly creep over the whole thing. We could hardly wait for it to set. The anticipation of waiting for that fudge to get hard seemed like forever. When Dad said it was ready, we would cut the fudge into squares right on the platter and it was gone!
Nothing better than fresh made chocolate fudge on a lazy summer day.
Come in and get that summertime fudge feeling yourself at Three Georges Candy Shop. We're making fudge fresh nearly every day. If you would like to be part of the experience, call the store (251.433.6725) to see when they're making the next batch. We'll let you butter the pan and chop pecans and stand next to stove (as long as you're not too close). Like us on Facebook and get special discount coupons.
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