General Purpose: How to
Specific Purpose: How to make chocolate fudge
Central Idea: Fudge is a unique sweet invented by the Americans that can be made by just a couple of steps. INTRODUCTION
I. Did you ever wonder how grandma made that amazing holiday treat fudge? II. Today I am going to tell you where the holiday treat, fudge, came from, what you need to make traditional chocolate fudge, and how to make fudge. BODY
The wonderful holiday treat all began right here in your home country, The United States. A.
While many of our favorite sweets have ancient origins that date back thousands of years- fudge is a relatively recent invention.
It was around 1886 fudge was first heard of.
Emelyn Battersby Hartridge was a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Historians show that Emelyn wrote in a letter that a schoolmate’s cousin made fudge in Baltimore in 1886 and sold it for 40 cents a pound. 1.
Emelyn then obtained the recipe, made 30 pounds of it and sold it at the Vassar Senior Auction. 2.
The word of fudge spread all around the women colleges.
It was later that Smith and Wellesley College each developed their own recipes for fudge.
What exactly is fudge?
Fudge is actually a crystalline candy, unlike lollipops, caramels, and taffy, crystal formation is the key to making great fudge.
Tiny microcrystal’s of sugar is what gives fudge its firm smooth texture.
The secret to successful fudge is getting the crystals to form at the right time. 4.
It is not the heating of fudge but the cooling of fudge that is important.
Ultimately you want crystals to form but not during the heating.
Letting the fudge cool undisturbed will let to crystals form at the right time. (Transition: Now that you know where fudge came from and what exactly is fudge let me tell you about what exactly you need to make chocolate fudge.) II.
Not Many things are needed to make Chocolate fudge and it can be quick and...
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