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« on: November 30, 2006 08:34:01 AM »

Ok, I've tried looking through the previous posts that have fudge in them. However, I couldn't find it. If I missed it, please direct me to the post. If I didn't miss it because the answer isn't there...then I beg you to read on and help a girl out Wink

I was thinking about fudge today, and also about coffee. And, more importantly, incorporating the coffee flavor into the fudge. How would I go about it?
Oh, no microwave fudge, please. We use the Kraft mellow jar recipe (you know the one I mean, right?), so any adaptations to that would be most welcome! C'mon, I'm not that crazy, am I? Coffee flavored fudge?
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006 08:48:41 AM »

How about this?
http://foodgeeks.com/recipes/recipe/2086,coffee_fudge.phtml
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2006 09:00:08 AM »

ouh, thank you. Very different from how we normally make it, but I think we'll try it, hopefully this coming week lol. Thank you!

Anyone have others, I'd still love to see them!
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2006 10:14:43 AM »

Mocha
http://www.dianaskitchen.com/page/recipes04/a40122p.htm
Raspberry Coffee fudge mmm
http://www.thatsmyhome.com/fudge-recipes/raspberry-coffee.htm
Regular coffee fudge you have to scroll then some annoying pop up came up might be good but I didn't like the pop up
http://www.thatsmyhome.com/fudge-recipes/raspberry-coffee.htm
And finally another classic
http://www.fudge-recipes.net/coffee-fudge.htm

Hope these help. Never heard of coffee flavored fudge. It sounds awesome though and I might even try it.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2006 10:26:56 AM »

wow, thank you! Hmm, which to try first.... Wink.

Well..it's coffee..and it's chocolate.... can't be too bad, right? Wink
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2006 11:07:11 AM »

How about just stirring some instant coffee crystals into your usual recipe?

I'm assuming the one you're using is similar to this one: http://www.astray.com/recipes/?show=Mallow-creme%20fudge%20(fantasy%20fudge).  If so, I'd probably stir about 2-3 tbsp instant coffee into the fudge when the chocolate chips go in.

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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2006 11:09:28 AM »

I think it is the same one, yes. I thought about that, as well. I don't know what it'll do though. Last year we attempted to make butterscotch fudge. While the taste was..well, awesome, the texture...not so much. It wouldn't set properly and was very...uhm...pliabl e? We used those butterscotch bits and added them much like you would chocolate chops
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2006 11:29:25 AM »

Adding a bit of instant coffee shouldn't affect the chemistry of your fudge too badly.. it might have a slightly different texture from the usual, but not by much.

You can swap choco chips for any other kind of chips in certain recipes (ie. cookies, cakes, etc) since they're essentially staying whole... but when the chips are melted into the recipe (as in fudge), the difference in ingredients will throw off the chemistry of your final product.  It's similar to the lesson I learned when I swapped out rice flour for wheat when making a cake for a celiac friend... they're both flours, but they don't act the same way when you cook 'em certain ways.

The result you describe was probably due to the difference in sugar/fat ratio in the butterscotch chips.  You can definitely get away with swapping out milk choc for dark choc or vice versa, but it'll take a bit more tweaking to get the same end result if you're using PB or butterscotch chips.
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2006 11:54:36 AM »

If it is instant coffee and you have some form of liquid substance in the ingredients...IE water, milk, evap milk why couldn't you add the instant coffee to the liquid going into the fudge rather than whole crystals? At least this way it would "melt" or do w/e instant coffee does (I have never actually had instant coffee) and flavor one of the ingredients as well, coffe? I think I confused myself. Did I just make sense? Undecided
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2006 12:05:23 PM »

If it is instant coffee and you have some form of liquid substance in the ingredients...IE water, milk, evap milk why couldn't you add the instant coffee to the liquid going into the fudge rather than whole crystals? At least this way it would "melt" or do w/e instant coffee does (I have never actually had instant coffee) and flavor one of the ingredients as well, coffe? I think I confused myself. Did I just make sense? Undecided
I think you did...sort of lol. I get what you're saying though lol
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