Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Stirring the Pot - Lemon Fudge

Wild tang and white chocolate melt-aways.

The Sun King.
Lemon Fudge – From the About.com recipe


2 ¼ cups granulated sugar
¾ cup evaporated milk (not condensed, sweetened milk)
9 ounces white chocolate, cut into small pieces
1 stick of cold butter (4 ounces), cut into small pieces
1 ½ tablespoons lemon extract
Zest of one lemon, finely minced
A few drops yellow food coloring (I used an all-natural, turmeric-based tincture)


Have ready an 8-inch square non-stick cake pan. Coat pan with vegetable spray if not using a non-stick pan.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook the sugar with the evaporated milk, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until it reaches a boil. Turn down heat slightly, but continue to stir for 6 minutes during a gentler boil. If the mixture begins to brown and stick to bottom of saucepan, turn heat down again, but continue to maintain a boil. Turn off the heat after 6 minutes, then quickly add remaining ingredients, beating constantly until the butter and white chocolate are fully melted, and the mixture becomes well blended, thick and smooth. Immediately pour into cake pan, smoothing the mixture to evenly fill the pan. Take caution when touching the pan; it will quickly become hot. Set aside for 2 hours or until pan and contents are comfortable to the touch. Place pan in freezer for 10 minutes to shrink the fudge from sides of pan for easy removal to a cutting board. Carefully cut fudge into squares with a very sharp knife. Serves 6–8. --

Perfect with a cup of very strong, unsweetened tea.

This post is being submitted to Fudge Swap, hosted by Joelen of Joelen's Culinary Adventures.
In addition, by gracious allowance for tardiness, I am submitting to Helen of Tartelette, hosting
Sugar High Friday #43 - Citrus! for Jennifer of The Domestic Goddess, creator of the monthly SHF events.

Been There, Done That ~

Lemon Curd Cheesecake
White Chocolate Mousse
Coconut Burfi
Anise Turkish Delight

Other People's Eats ~

Dairy Candy
Lemon Cake


Sharing Other Bytes - Two of my photos have received some professional recognition. Hope you enjoy them, too:

Kroppkakor (Swedish Stuffed Potato Dumplings)
on display in a culinary culture exhibit at
Blekinge Museum, Karlskrona, Sweden.


farida said...

I have never tried or seen lemon fudge in my life! This looks so unique! Yummy!

Kelly-Jane said...

I really love fudge, goes very nicely with my sweet tooth! This one sounds so good, and unlike any I've tasted before, looks great too, and your lemon picture is fab too :)

Anrosh said...

congragulations susan.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wonderful food! That fudge has a very original flavor! Delicious and spring-like!



glamah16 said...

Your getting reknown as a photographer! I love this lemon fudge. Totally original.

Laurie Constantino said...

Many congratulations on the photo exhibitions! And the fudge, so interesting I'll have to try it.

Ricki said...

First, CONGRATULATIONS for your well-deserved recognition for your photography! How cool that museum-goers in Sweden get to enjoy your art.

And that fudge--mon dieu! The color alone makes me feel happy (and I bet the taste would lead to ecstatic)!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Where have I been that I've never heard of lemon fudge? I thought all fudge was brown, but the color of this one is so seductive.

Kalyn said...

Congratulations on the photo recognition, great photos! Lemon fudge sounds rather intriguing too.

Sunshinemom said...

As usual, great snaps and yummy fudge! Congratulations on the features - :)

Jyothsna said...

The fudge looks lovely. I first thought it was an Indian barfi (looks similar). I'd love to try this for my guests soon!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Congrats Susan..The lemon fudge looks lovely.. Will give it a try!1

Suganya said...

Glamorous fudge bars. Love the yellow backdrop. Your photos are well worth the recognition. Many congratulations :)

Dhanggit said...

hi susan, im a bit sad to today :-( good thing i saw these lemon fudge they lifted my spirit...when im sad like this i just normally glance my cookbook or surf on the net for delicious things that will put a smile on my face! i have never tried lemon fudges but they look absolutely delicious!!

btw, im suuuuuper happy for your photos! i am one of your biggest fan :-) i love all your photos kisses

Asha said...

Congratulations on the recognition in the Mags, that is great. Beautiful photos too. Enjoy the fame my friend!:))

That Lemon fudge is gorgeous, I make white and dark chocolate, this looks divine. Good one!

noobcook said...

congrats on your photography recognition, this is such wonderful news! Your lemon fudge looks so pretty - lemon and chocolate have never looked so good to me ;)

librariane said...

Yea! Beautiful fudge (and I have such a penchant for lemon) and lovely photos. And I love the new banner--I've been reading you in google reader... didn't see it until today.

Katy said...

what a cool idea! i love recipes like this that i would never have thought about myself!

CaptnRachel aka Tha Pizza Cutta said...

Whoever thought of this fudge flavor should be sainted. Sweet and acid, hmmm hmmm! Thanks for posting and inspiring.

sra said...

That last picture of the fudge looks reminds me of slabs of marble! Congrats on the photography distinctions!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Lemon fudge?? This is right up my alley, Susan! I would love to try this recipe.
And congratulations on your photos, sweetie!

TBC said...

The lemon fudge looks incredible, Susan!

And congrats on the photography recognition! That is great news.

Simona said...

Congratulations for the photos, that are really gorgeous.

rahin said...

hey Susan , Congratulations !!! the lemon fudge looks very melt in ur mouthish :)beautiful

Astra Libris said...

Susan, your fudge is gorgeous!! I am in absolute raptures over the concept of lemon fudge! I can't wait to try your recipe!!

Thank you so much for your comment on my lebna post! I wanted to go ahead and answer your question here so I wouldn't cause any delay in your lebna adventures... :-) Absolutely, you can use Greek yogurt in the recipe rather than my thinner-textured version - it's equally divine! I hope you enjoy!

Lucy said...

Well. What a lovely, sunny, warm afternoon treat. Yellow! Is there any colour that cheers one quite as much as lemon yellow?

Shared over a nice cup of strong char, this would be marvellous. A virtual cup of the stuff will suffice me, for now.

Nanditha Prabhu said...

congrats susan on the recognition for your wonderful clicks:)
i loved your lemon fudge... i am going to try this and let you know :)

Rosa said...

Congratulations on your photo recognition - very well deserved! Love the sound of lemon fudge, which is something I never would have thought of despite my love of lemons.

Ricki said...

You couldn't make this when I was visiting! You know how I like lemon! Congrats again on the recognition of your photos!!!!!!

Hetal said...

Congratulations...lovely pice and the lemon fudge id very tempting.

diva@theSugarBar said...

i've always wanted to try my hand at making sweets. lemon fudge sounds lovely. i do love my fudge so this is a great recipe to have. thank you!! :) you've made my day.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

The photos are lovely, Susan. Well done, indeed. And thanks for introducing me to lemon fudge. How intriguing.

Zen Chef said...

Oh this look so yummy!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

This is my first visit to your site and I am so amazed!!!!I spend the last 30 minutes, just reading and drooling. I will most definitely be back soon.

Helen said...

Like many already, I am intrigued! Lovely creation for SHF!

Sylvia said...

Lemon fudge is new for me , but looks delicious I love the combo lemon chocolate.
BTW the new look of your blog is beautiful. I love it

Lisa said...

Just gorgeous Susan. Lemon fudge is a new one for me. How could I resist? As always, your photos are stunning.

Evelin said...

Beautiful creation! Would love some with strong tea:)

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Wowsa!!! This sounds like heaven, and it's the exact flavors of the cake I made for my birthday! Great minds, eh?

Arfi Binsted said...

When I saw this I have to hold my screechy noise coming from my throat because of excitement! I've never seen lemon fudge before and I am so excited I've come across your recipe. I'm going to have a try, for sure! Another item to put on my list. Hey, why not? hehehhe

Nora B. said...

Dear Susan,
Congratulations on the recognition you've gotten for your food photos! There are gorgeous to look at.

I like this fudge recipe because I don't need a candy thermometer (yay!).

have a great weekend,

Shaun said...

Susan, lovie ~ How enchanting! Lemon fudge? Would not have thought of it myself and am so pleased that you were tempted to share this online recipe with us. I love the indentations on the fudge; your photographs show that this is really edible, desirable to eat, even.

It is no surprise that you have received such high praise for your photographs - they evoke mood and show texture in such inviting and exciting ways. How great that one of your photographs is being shown at a museum! What a trip!

Susan said...

Thanks, Farida. It was yummy. I’d never seen lemon fudge b/4, either.
Kelly-Jane – Thanks. Oh, this will satisfy your sweet tooth, all right!
Thank you, Anrosh. Very good to see you!
Rosa – Thanks! It does look like spring flowers, doesn’t it?
Courtney – Thanks always!
Thanks, Laurie. This recipe was pretty easy for a candy.
Ricki – Thank you! Yes, it’s cool! Unexpected, too. The fudge was another nice surprise.
Lydia – Well, I’d never heard of it, either. But while scouting for a recipe, there it was. It certainly is seductive.
Thanks always, Kalyn!
Thank you, SunshineMom!
Jyothsna – Thanks. This is *very* similar to burfi in method, taste and texture. It is not the typical dense & ultra-creamy American style, but it is very rich nonetheless.
Thanks, Swati!
Thank you, Suganya. The things you can find in A.C. Moore!
Hilda – I’m sorry you have been sad. I hope the idea of sunny lemon candy helps lift your spirits, dear girl. Thank you for always putting a smile on *my* face.
Thanks, Asha. 15 minutes was good while it lasted!
Wiffy – Thank you! This would not have worked with dark chocolate, although orange would. Go figure. ; D
Thank you, Ruhama. It was time for a change w/ the look of the site. Glad you like it.
Thank you, Katy. I was searching for a SHF idea and found this by accident. I would not have thought of it, either.
Hi, Pizza Cutta! Welcome! Thank you. I agree. Let’s take up a petition. ; )
Thanks, Sra. That is a fine compliment.
Thanks, Patricia. I knew you would like this!
Hi, TBC! Thank you!
Simona – Thank you so much.
Rahin! So good to see you! Thank you! The fudge really does melt in your mouth, like those mints they offer sometimes at weddings.
Thank you, Astra. I just bought a few cartons of Greek yogurt and cream cheese, so I am all set to go. I have everything else on hand. Thanks for the guidance.
Lucy – Thanks. Definitely with a strong clean brew. You need it to “cleanse the palate” between bites.
Thank you, Nanditha. You will probably recognize this fudge as very much like burfi.
Rosa – Thanks. It wasn’t on my radar screen, either.
Ricki – Who knew? But I will have it in my arsenal for your next visit. ; ) Thanks for the kudos!
Thank you, Hetal!
Diva – Thanks. You should have good success with this recipe. It is pretty easy for a candy. Best tip I can offer is to be even more precise than you would with baking.
Thanks always, Susan!
Thanks, Zen Chef. Welcome!
Hi, Nina. Thank you. Glad you enjoyed lingering!
Helen – Thank you for hosting SHF. I was glad to be part of such a stunning round-up.
Sylvia – Thank you! Hope your kitchen is coming along.
Thanks, Lisa. It is irresistible AND vegetarian.
Welcome, Evelin! Thank you! I’ll get the kettle going. : )
Thanks, Mari! Oh, a birthday cake with lemon and white chocolate.
Wowsa, indeed!
Welcome, Arfi! Thank you for your kind words. Good to see you!
Hi, Nora! Thanks! Good to see you making the rounds again. Yup, no candy thermometer, but you do have to time and watch it carefully.
Shaun – Thanks, sweets. This came out too well not to share. I know how many would love to try a hand at confections, but don’t have the courage. I’m still very green when cooking with sugar, so every success emboldens me closer to the difficult recipes.

As you know, I enjoy the many creative aspects of food blogging, but if anyone told me a year ago that my work would be hanging in a museum, I would have had a good laugh. It has been a trip. Wish I could take one, literally, to Karlskrona to see for myself.

maninas said...


I particularly like the bean photo - very gentle. :)

Ranjani said...

I've never seen lemon fudge, but it's very intriguing! I love lemon/key lime truffles, but this is a first! Beautiful pictures:)

Kevin said...

That lemon fudge looks and sounds so amazing!

Susan said...

Thanks, Maninas. The beans have a very gentle flavor, too.
Ranjani -- Thank you. Lemon/key lime truffles, eh? Mmmmm...
Thanks, Kevin!

Cathy said...

I am a Lemon fan okay fanatic is maybe a better term. This is on my to do list this weekend. So please that I came across your blog.

blkenigma888 said...

I'd love it if you'd stop by and link these up to A Themed Bakers Sunday! The theme this week is anything Citrus!
Hope to see you there!