Friday, December 31, 2010

Family Recipe Friday: Black Walnut Fudge

Mom shared another family recipe, this one is from my LeMaster side:

Black Walnut Fudge

We decided to collect and crack black walnuts this year since they were so big. I only wish we could crack them open like the squirrels do.

Weldon remembers his dad, Ord, cracking black walnuts and his mom making fudge.  While this is not her recipe it is good and simple, especially when using freshly cracked nuts

    3 1/3 cups sugar                                               
    1 cup light corn syrup                                         
    1/2 cup butter                                                 
    9 ounces evaporated milk                                       
    1/2 cup black walnuts, chopped   

Mix first four intredients in a 3-quart saucepan.   Cook over medium heat to 240 degrees (236 degress is soft ball stage).   Remove from heat and cool.   Beat until it loses its gloss, then add nuts and pour into a 9x13-inch buttered pan.   Note:  It may look glossy or taffy like consistency until it is fully cooled.

Family Recipe Friday – is an opportunity to share your family recipes with fellow bloggers and foodies alike. Whether it’s an old-fashioned recipe passed down through generations, a recipe uncovered through your family history research, or a discovered recipe that embraces your ancestral heritage share them on Family Recipe Friday. This series was suggested by Lynn Palermo of The Armchair Genealogist.
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