Homemade Cocoa Fudge
Why is my homemade cocoa fudge coming out more like taffy?
The 1st time I made this, it came out perfect!! But I've attempted 3 more times and all 3 times after cooling it to 110 degrees, it's become the consistency of taffy. Why?
I bring it to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Then I let it boil over medium heat unstirred until it reached 234 degrees.
Also, I'd like to add mini marshmallows to this, but am not sure when I should add them.
Thank you for your help.
I'm not sure why your homemade cocoa fudge is coming out more like taffy instead of fudge, especially since it was perfect the first time you made it.
Have you checked your thermometer to be sure it is still measuring correctly?
What was the weather like on the days it failed? Humid?
Did you use the same size pan during the successful batch as the failed batches? The pan size could cause a change in the way it cooks.
It almost sounds like the temperature is getting too high, but I'm not certain that's the problem. It may even be that the problem in this situation is that you didn't beat the fudge enough after it began to cool. Many fudge recipes need a lot of beating to reach the desired consistency.
As for the marshmallows, I'd add them once you take it off the heat, stirring them through until completely melted.
If you are wanting the marshmallows to remain un-melted, you'll need to wait until the fudge mixture cools down a little bit before stirring them through.
I hope you get it sorted out. Do let us know if you figure out the cause of the taffy-like fudge.