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Homemade Fudge Mini-Series Blog 1 - Weather and Fudge Making

Homemade Fudge Mini-Series Blog 1 - Weather and Fudge Making

Welcome to the first blog of our Homemade Fudge mini-series. In this blog, we'll discuss the impact that weather has on your Homemade Fudge.

Heavy bottomed pan with long handled red spoon, candy thermometer and fudge mixture inside

Myth or Fact? The weather impacts the outcome of your Homemade Fudge.

As strange as it sounds, it is a fact that weather affects fudge making. This is because when the weather is damper with an increased humidity level your Homemade Fudge Recipe will take longer to boil. When making Fudge on a damp, humid day it will need to boil to a higher temperature in the pan and when it's left to cool and set it will be a little softer. 

That doesn’t mean you can’t make Fudge on a damp, humid day! You can make Fudge all year round. You just have to add a few simple steps to your Homemade Fudge Recipe to keep your Fudge tasting and looking as great as it normally does. 

How do you make Fudge on a damp, humid day? 

All you have to do is add in a few steps to your Homemade Fudge Recipe which should consist of: 

1. Lining a square tin with baking paper 

2. Combine all your Fudge ingredients - Fudge mainly consists of sugar - in a heavy-bottomed pan. This part’s really important, especially when making Fudge on a humid day as you will need to boil your Fudge higher than to your normal temperature.

3. Heat gently until your Fudge ingredients have melted and then you’ll want to turn up the heat! 

4. Normally, you’d stir continuously and heat your pan until it reaches the temperature suggested in your Homemade Fudge Recipe. However, on a humid day you will need to ensure you boil your Fudge to 0.5 degrees higher than the normal temperature.

5. You should expect the previous step to last a little longer and before you take it off the heat to cool, use a slightly lower heat on the pan base as this will reduce the possibility of the Fudge boiling over. However, once your fudge is at the correct consistency, remove the pan from the heat and leave to cool slightly. 

6. Then you’ll want to beat the fudge with a wooden spoon until set.   

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We hope you enjoyed our first blog in the Homemade Fudge mini-series. Leave a comment below to let us know your thoughts. 

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