July 22 - National Penuche Fudge Day

National Penuche Day!

Celebrate by making some today, and sharing the sweet with someone. PastrySampler.com has all the details on this caramel-version of decadent fudge, with lots of recipes to try, and a description of what it actually is (also, all the various names it goes by).

All About Fudge's Old Fashioned Cousin - Penuche from PastrySampler.com's Q&A Resource Guide.

This article is often referenced when someone needs info on this little sweet, such as this recent post to the Nashua Telegraph. So if you have a tested recipe in your family you'd like to add, send me an email. I'm sure there are others who would enjoy making it as well.

Recipe from PastrySampler.com:
Penuchi (Penuche)

Adapted from "Guide to Modern Meals." A good, standard recipe.

  • 2 c light brown sugar
  • 2/3 c whole milk
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 c chopped nuts
Prep: Lightly butter a 9x5x3 inch pan.

In a heavy bottomed sauce pan, add in sugar and milk. Bring to a boil and stirring constantly bring temperature to a soft-ball stage, 236°F. Remove from heat, add butter but do not stir. Set aside to cool to lukewarm, 110°F. Add in vanilla and beat until the mixture is smooth, thick and creamy. Add in the nuts. Pour into prepared pan and cut into squares when cold.

Recipe adapted from: Shank, Dorothy E., Natalie K. Fitch, and Pauline A. Chapman. Guide to Modern Meals. St. Louis: McGraw, 1964.

Image above of Penuche Fudge is courtesy Wikimedia Commons: From the Mackinac Fudge Shop through a Creative Commons License.

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