Sunday, March 04, 2007

Mamie Eisenhower's Fudge Recipe

Can you imagine a quilt that costs you only $5.00 to make? If you follow all the rules and come to our in-store class faithfully, you'll have 12 quilt blocks for just that amount! Our five-dollar quilt club classes (already in full swing) are loads of fun, with door prize drawings, demonstrations and free patterns. The blocks are available in four different colorways, and classes meet the first Friday and Saturday of each month. You don't have to worry about classes having already started because you can join at any time. (Note: five dollars gets you started, and five dollars gets you re-started if, being a busy person like us, you happen to miss a class session.)

Our theme this year is the First Ladies of America. We've been learning about the lives of twelve of America’s First Ladies. Just this past weekend, we discussed the life of Mamie Eisenhower. There are a lot of great stories about Mamie, including the time early on in their marriage when she took Ike's old car to visit him where he happened to be stationed at the time. Although she did not know how to drive, she made the trip successfully, but once at the base, Ike had to jump into the car to get it to stop. The Eisenhowers were also known to occasionally eat dinner on snack trays in front of the TV set, usually watching one of their favorite shows like "I Love Lucy," or "You Bet Your Life."

But perhaps one of our favorite tidbits from Mamie Eisenhower's life happens to be her "Million Dollar Fudge" recipe, a recipe reproduced by housewives all over the United States in a variety of publications. Here it is:

Mamie's Million Dollar Fudge
  • 4-1/2 cups of Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 1 pinch of Salt
  • 1 tall can of Evaporated Milk
  • 12 ounces of Semi-sweet Chocolate Bits
  • 12 ounces of German Sweet Chocolate
  • 1 pint of Marshmallow Cream
  • 2 cups of chopped Nutmeats

Heat the sugar, butter, salt and evaporated milk over low heat, stirring until the chocolate dissolves. Bring to a boil, and boil for six minutes. Put the chocolate bits, german chocolate, marshmallow cream and nutmeats into a heat resistant bowl. Pour the mixture you've been boiling over the ingredients you've just placed in the bowl. Beat until the chocolate has melted, and then pour it all into a pan. Let it stand for a few hours before cutting it into fudge sized pieces. Remember, it is even better the second day. Store in a tin box.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a great recipe!