Did you know that it was a common practice to use sweetened condensed milk, or canned evaporated milk, as creamer in the early part of the 20th century? Without refrigeration, and without a cow, canned milk was the perfect solution. Because both types of canned milk are more concentrated than fresh milk, they add a creamy richness to your coffee or tea, similar to cream or half and half, without adding all of the extra fat.
I usually reserve my fudge recipes for Christmas, but I had a bit of leftover chocolate, and I love chocolate. This month is all about shelf stable recipes, and my homemade fudge recipe fits the bill. Today’s recipe for Rocky Road Fudge is a variation on Patty Cake’s Famous 5 Minute Fudge, and it’s one of my favorites.