Oh Fudge!

Smarty me thought I’d make Mexican burnt milk fudge, aka leche quemada, the traditional way. Whatever that means.
Most of the recipes on the web use condensed milk or sweetened condensed milk, but I found one that uses fresh milk. And the website is in Spanish. Must be authentic right?
At this point I have a big cast iron pot of brown frothy milk and I’ve been at it for almost two hours now.

I was pretty happy with my two cups of milk and four cups of sugar turning a nice caramel color. I was a little unsure of the other pan and its six cups of milk and half a teaspoon of baking soda. Hmmmm. It took longer than I thought to bring it to a boil.

Then, if my translation doesn’t completely suck, I should pour the 6 cups into the now brownish and thick 2 cups. But I hesitated and spooned out about half a cup and dropped it in. Yep, just like I thought. The baking soda milk foamed up and just about doubled the contents. Glad I didn’t pour the whole thing in or I’d STILL be cleaning milk and sugar off the counter, stove, floor, and me.

But spoon by spoon I merged it all and now I’m looking at what appears to be the foam from a really good root beer. Or Guinness.

I’m not sure what I’m going to end up with. I may be dumping it out in the pasture later. I may go into town and let it sit while I have coffee with friends and then dinner. It may turn out to be fantastic and I start a side business as none of the Mexican restaurants in town sell it.

Like most things in life, its going to be what its going to be and maybe I’ll like it and maybe I won’t; maybe I’ll eat it and maybe I won’t, but I learn a little more about my cooking skills and recognize my poor translation skills.

Ce la vie say the old folks, which goes to show you never can tell.


2 thoughts on “Oh Fudge!

  1. Is it not wonderful to live in such a diverse world? That you would feel the need to explain things as familiar as Guinness, or even Stout! But where did you experience it, and when?

    • Where and when did I experience Guinness? Hmmm, I loved beer/ale/stout and I love trying new/different things, so my guess is that I first had Guinness in Houston, Texas during my late teens so ’77, ’78, around then? The last time I had it was probably in Jamaica in ’95 where the billboards advertise, “Drink Guinness, it’s good for you!”
      Even though I don’t drink anymore, I still use Marmite in cooking quite regularly.
      And yes I quite agree, it is wonderful to live in a diverse world…so much to experience, see, feel, smell, taste, explore!

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