Friday, April 13, 2018

Old Fashioned Hershey Cocoa Fudge recipe

I just saw this recipe on facebook - I need to try this one!
It can be found on Recipes Of Days Gone By facebook page
Old Fashioned Hershey Cocoa Fudge
3 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups whole milk, no substitute
1/4 cup real butter, no substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Line 8 or 9 inch square pan with foil; butter foil.
In large heavy saucepan stir together first three ingredients; stir in milk, with a wooden spoon*.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full rolling boil.
Boil without stirring, to 234 degrees F on a candy thermometer (or until syrup, when dropped in very cold water forms a soft ball which flattens when removed from water). Bulb of candy thermometer should not rest on bottom of pan. (This can take 20-30 minutes).
Remove from heat. Add butter & vanilla.
DO NOT STIR! Cool at room temperature to 110 degrees F (lukewarm). (This can take 2 to 2-1/2 hours).
Beat with wooden spoon until fudge thickens & loses some of its gloss. (This can take 15-20 minutes. It really works best if you have someone to 'tag-team' with.) It starts to look more like frosting than a thick syrup when it is ready.
Quickly spread into prepared pan; cool.
Cut into squares.
Store wrapped loosely in foil in the refrigerator.
*it is very important not to use a wire whisk or the fudge will not set up. Also just stir gently, even though the cocoa will stay floating on top, it will mix in as the mixture heats up.
This recipe is from the back of a old Hershey Chocolate can
♥ Melody

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Aquarium Salt in a Freshwater Tank

I just read a great article about aquarium salt in a freshwater tank, and I wanted to make sure that I could find it again and I'd love to share it with anyone who also has a love of learning and of fish.

♥ Melody

Thursday, April 5, 2018

No Bake Cookies (Debbie's recipe)

This is a cookie recipe that my kids love and make a lot.

Put in a heavy kettle:

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup margarine
3 TBS cocoa

Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes - stirring constantly when boiling.

Take off of heat and add:

3 cups instant oats
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 TBS vanilla

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a greased (or waxed paper covered) cookie sheet.

♥ Melody