Tuesday, December 11, 2007

More Monday Baking.

Now, you might have been thinking, "Does Rosie EVER screw up?"

The answer, sadly, is yes.

Yesterday, Rosie decided to try Carnation Famous Fudge.

Here's the arrrusssuuppppeee:
2 TB butter
2/3 cups evaporated melk
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 cups Nestle's Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp vanella aigstract

Now, what Rosie did, if you noticed the above picture, was DOUBLE this arrrussssiuuuupppeeee.

And sometimes, you just.are.not.supposed.to.double.

Combine: butter, evaporated melk, sugar, and salt in medium-sized, heavy saucepan.

Bring to a boil over medium hear, stirring constantly.

Boil for 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly.
(I boiled
for 6.)

Remove from heat.

Stir in: chocolate morsels, marshmallows, walnuts, and vanella.

Stir vigorously until
marshmallows are melted.

The original instructions said to pour INto a foil-lined 8-inch square pan.

Since I had doubled the arrrusssuupeee, I poured it INto a 9 x 13 pan.

Sprinkle walnuts over top.

I used a combination
of walnuts and pecans.

Chill until firm.

Oooookay. Remember how I said some arrusuupppees just aren't meant to be doubled?

Well this is one of them.

I not only chilled the damn fudge, I froze it for 24 hours.

When I sliced INto it to cut it INto small squares, it was like cutting INto icing.

This is an unholy gloppy mess!

So, Rosie's thinking to herself, "How do I fix this mess?"

And she decides to roll the chocolate INto balls, then maybe roll in cocoa powder and nuts to make truffles.

Sounds like a plan!

Uhhhh. NOT.

These balls are dissolving before my eyes into llllllittle chocolate puddles.

So sad.

Snadra Lee Truffles!

Cat-Poo Truffles!!

OH Nooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

What to do?

What to do?

Rosie proceeds to Plan B.

Rosie scrapes the goo off the foil.

More goo-scraping.

Chocolate goo goes INto a pan.

This is a Gawd-awful mess.

But will it work?

I put it all back in the pan and brought it to a boil, constantly stirring, until it hit 300 + degrees.

Poured it back INto a foil-lined pan
and chilled it.

And here are my lovely little
chocolate squares.

Rosie done good.

She took a mess and remedied it!

I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.


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