What is the secret to perfect fudge?
- Don’t stir during cooking. Fudge can be cooked on the stove or in the microwave.
- Avoid crystallization. During cooking, sugar crystals can stick to the sides of the pan.
- Let cool before beating. After being cooked, the sugar must crystallize again to create fudge.
- Beat the mixture.
Does fudge need evaporated or condensed milk?
Unfortunately, you cannot use evaporated milk instead of condensed milk in fudge. You can substitute evaporated milk for regular milk in many instances, but it will not give the same rich, creamy taste that you get from the sweetened condensed milk.
What ingredient makes fudge hard?
Under- or overcooking the sugar
The amount of time you cook fudge directly affects its firmness. Too little time and the water won’t evaporate, causing the fudge to be soft. Conversely, cook it too long and fudge won’t contain enough water, making it hard with a dry, crumbly texture.