National Fudge Day Date in the current year: June 16, 2024

National Fudge Day National Fudge Day is observed annually on June 16. Although some desserts can date back about 5,000 years, fudge is a relatively recent invention that originated in North America.

There are many disputes about the invention of fudge. Some food historians say that fudge resulted from an accident with a bungled batch of caramel. The sugar didn't crystallize so the caramel was spoiled. The cook exclmained “Fudge!” upon seeing the resulting product, and so the name of the candy was born.

The original fudge consists of sugar, butter, and milk or cream. It's cooked to the soft-ball stage and then beaten to a smooth and creamy consistency. The recipe looks very simple, but it requires a culinary thermometer; without it, fudge is very easy to overcook or undercook.

However, there are some “foolproof” fudge recipes that have been developed for amateur cooks. They include corn syrup, which prevents the crystallization of sugar, sweet condensed milk, marshmallow cream, or other ingredients that guarantee the perfect fudge texture. But let's face the truth: they do not guarantee the same taste as the original fudge! So if you want to make the original fudge, use only traditional recipes or buy your favorite fudge at local store and enjoy it.

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