How to Make Fudge with Cardamom and Turmeric
The creation of fudge according to history is a little fuzzy but it is generally believed to have been invented in the United States in the late 19th century. One popular story traces the origin of fudge to a failed batch of caramels made by a college student at Vassar College in New York in the 1880s. The student, who was trying to make caramels for a local store, accidentally cooked the mixture too long, causing it to crystallize and form a granular texture. However, instead of throwing the batch away, she gave it to her friends, who found it to be delicious and began to request more.
Another story suggests that fudge was invented by a group of women in Baltimore in the late 19th century, who were looking for a new recipe to sell at a local charity event. They supposedly named the treat "fudge" after a slang term used at the time to describe something that was "good" or "excellent."
Regardless of its origin, fudge quickly became popular in the United States and spread to other countries. By the early 20th century, it was being sold in candy stores and made at home by home cooks. Have a try of this delicious fudge recipe spiced with cardamom and turmeric.
- 1 cardamom pod
- 260g/9 oz condensed milk
- 115ml/ 1/2 cup whole milk
- 90g/ 1/2 cup butter
- 335g/ 12 oz brown sugar
- pinch turmeric
- rose petals and crushed pistachios for topping