NIAGARA FALLS FUDGE – Like Maple Leaf Village’s
By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… Gloria Pitzer’s Cookbook – The Best of the Recipe Detective (Balboa Press; Jan. 2018, p. 231). [A revised reprint of Gloria Pitzer’s Better Cookery Cookbook (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; May 1983, 3rd Edition).]
AT MAPLE LEAF VILLAGE, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the making of fudge before your very eyes has been an art in the form of entertainment for thousands, upon thousands, of tourists each year. The Swiss Fudge people will tell you the recipe is secret.
I don’t mind! I respect the right to that privilege, but at home we can try to come close to their smooth texture this way… Simply by improving upon my frosting recipe, used for imitating the famous Sanders product. Trust me!
4 ounces unsweetened solid baking chocolate (4 squares)
½ cup milk
¼ pound butter or margarine (1 stick)
2/3 cup light corn syrup
2 cups granulated sugar
3 ½ cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
Put the chocolate, milk, butter, corn syrup and granulated sugar into a medium-sized saucepan on medium to high heat, stirring constantly until melted and smooth – while bringing it to a brisk boil for 4 to 6 minutes.
While continuing to stir, scrape down the sides of the pan, also. Remove from heat. With portable electric mixer on medium speed, mix in powdered sugar, a little at a time; then, add the vanilla and blend for 6 minutes.
Pour into a well-buttered, 9-inch, loaf pan that is also lined with a strip of greased waxed-paper, placed in the pan so that you have a 2-inch overlap at each end. Chill the fudge several hours or until firm. Use the overlapping waxed-paper ends to remove the fudge loaf from the pan. Slice it as you would a loaf of bread.
NOTE: At the time of this [original] writing , one slice would cost you a $1.89 [Canadian funds.] Each slice is about ½ pound.