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Chocolates and Confections

By Peter Greweling

Published 2007

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Fudge may be flavored with any number of ingredients, including chocolate, maple syrup, brown sugar, peanut butter, and praline paste. The flavoring ingredient used will affect the formulation due to its own characteristics, such as sugar type and content, fat type and content, acidity, and moisture content. Because of this, it is not practical to provide a master formula for fudge that will only then be flavored in various ways; each formula must represent an interaction between all of the ingredients in the formula. Inclusions such as nuts, dried fruit, and marshmallows may be added as desired—typically after cooking and before agitation, in order to keep them discrete from the fudge. Inclusions provide an opportunity for the confectioner to create unique signature products using basic formulas.