(Grass Valley, CA, USA)
What can you do with grainy fudge?
So, I made my first batch of fudge and it turned out really grainy. Can I reheat the fudge and try to get it smooth, or do I have to start over?
If I have to start over, is there anything I can do with this batch of fudge to save it?
It must be the weather! :) This is the second time today we've been asked this question.
Getting the sugar mixture too hot when making fudge can cause that grainy affect sometimes. It can be often be salvaged by returning the fudge to the pot, adding a little evaporated milk and slowly reheating it.
You only want to bring the mixture to the softball stage (about 235°). When you reach that stage, take the pot of the heat and place it over a bowl of cold water to bring the temperature back down while you are stirring the fudge.
When the desired consistency is achieved, pour/spread the fudge into your baking dish to completely set.
Hope that helps you salvage your grainy fudge. Let me know if it works for you.