Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pumpkin and Goat's Milk Fudge ~ Sunny Day for Dog Play

I'll have to make these again, I realized I should have double checked and tested my thermometer.  I am still using a candy thermometer I've had for over 12 years.  It's an acurite thermometer by Chaney Instruments.  I really need to invest in a better candy thermometer.

I later tested my thermometer (sigh).  It read 195°F at boiling point.  That means I should have taken my fudge off the heat at  219°F instead of 236°F.  Quite a difference.

I just had a brain lapse.  My word!  My mother gave me a nice stainless steel candy thermometer made by Taylor (Smacking myself in the head!)  Sheesh, I definitely have to make this fudge again.

What a tasty treat to make.  I did not have an 8 x 8 inch pan so these came out a bit thin.


Jesse and Sadie


Candy C. said...

Pumpkin fudge sounds yummy! Let us know how the next batch comes out and please share the recipe! (I couldn't read it on here.)

Bluestocking Redneck said...

I see you have blue and white Willow China! This is my favorite pattern and I have been fortunate enough to add some antique pieces to my collection over the years. I was also able to find a book about the beautiful Chinese legend behind the Willow dishes.

Kristina said...

I found my smaller plate for sale at a Goodwill store. I think I paid about $.50 a plate. I was a rare find.

Kristina said...

Candy, I'll try to get the fudge recipe posted soon.