Cooking Fudge on Electric Stove or Gas Stove
What is the difference in cooking fudge on electric stove or gas stove?
I am use to cooking fudge on a gas stove. I have cooked it for years using a candy thermometer and letting the candy reach 234 degrees or softball stage...
I've recently married and my husband has an electric stove in his house. I cooked the fudge the way I always do, but it turned out very dry as soon as the peanut butter chips hit the sugar mixture.
That has never happened before. What should I do different using the electric stove?
I know exactly what you're talking about. I grew up using gas and had to switch to electric for a while after I married.
The main differences between cooking with electric and gas are the speed in which temperatures rise and fall.
Gas provides the heat source immediately and goes off immediately, too. Electric has a gradual rise and a very gradual fall, too. You can't leave a pot on the electric burner because it will continue to cook.
Did you use your candy thermometer in making the fudge this time? That should have helped you keep things right.
You may need to use a lower temperature on the electric stovetop and cook your fudge more gradually.
Anyone else have any suggestions for Renee?