Friday, December 2, 2011

Cooking Fool

I've been a cooking fool. Not to be confused with 'cooking fools.' Although I think that 'cooking fools' might be better for the country, it *is* frowned upon.

No, I've been making batch after batch of fudge. The first batch I made was an experiment. I ran across some 'cherry chips' and thought, why not? I'll give it a try.

Now, I'm not a lover of cherry anything. That stems from being a child and my parents taking my brother and I cherry picking. We sat under a cherry tree eating all the cherries we picked. I got sick and haven't really liked them since. But you never know. My taste buds could have changed. (Matter of fact, adult taste buds DO change, only to be replaced with another tastebud. Adults have around 9 - 10,ooo taste buds. BUT- it's not until an adult reaches around age 40 (women) and 50 (men) that their tastes actually change. Tastebuds age just like everything else. They get worn out and smaller, limiting the types of foods we do taste. )

But I without further ado, here's the Cherry fudge:

It mixed well.

It poured into the pan with the right consistency.

It looked fabulous, albeit a bit pepto-ish...
But taste? Yeah, too sweet and as Grau said, can kill a diabetic at 30 yards.

Okay then, on to better things. Like the mint fudge I made, and the PB Fudge, and this morning I made butterscotch fudge and this afternoon I'm making fudge fudge. :)

And I am giving it (almost) all away. I don't want to eat it! I just want to MAKE it. After all, it wouldn't be Christmas without the annual fudge-plosion.


  1. My experience with cherry chips is that they work much better when combined with an equal or greater amount of chocolate chips.

  2. I'm with you on not liking cherry. My incident was a cherry slurpee that I puked up as a child.

    I'm not a fan of fudge, so adding cherry doesn't ring my bell.

    But go you being a cooking fool! :)

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