Thursday, December 19, 2013

Oh No! Buttermilk Fudge Catastophe!

Oh Such Sad Looking Fudge
I made Buttermilk Fudge and it did not go as planned. I ended up with buttermilk pebbles. That's right, when I cut into it, it fell apart.
Oh well, at least it's not soup.
So what went wrong?
Remember when I told you last year that you must, YOU MUST, use the right kind of buttermilk? The 2%. Not 1%. Not the powder stuff you add water to. 2%. 
No matter how hard it is to find.
Two Percent.
End of argument.
Well, I broke the rule. The other stuff was easier to find, I was at the store, I took a chance. It did not pay off.
Don't snicker. Oh you snickered, I know you did. If it happened to someone else, I would snicker. Especially as I know better.
So why did I do it?
I'm running way, WAY behind  I still have presents to buy! And it's less than a week to Christmas. Besides, work is crazy and I'm stressing over the Woolly Weegie. Give me a break!
So I took a shortcut and as usual it turned into a longcut.
Moral of the story. Use the 2% buttermilk when making Buttermilk Fudge.
Anyway, I bought the right stuff and I'll just make another batch.
To do it the right way, remember the recipe is available in A Cup of Cozy now free on Amazon.
So what did I do with this batch? Well I got some of it to hold into squares, kind of, and gave it to a friend with kids. Kids don't care how candy looks as long as it has sugar.
As for the pebbles they are in my frezeer for eating later when I feel like it.
Hey, I didn't say it didn't taste good.

Mystery writer C.L. Ragsdale is the author of The Reboot Files a Christian Cozy Mystery Series, and a superhero story called Chasing Lady Midnight. A California native, she loves to "surf" the web to research plot details for her fun, quirky stories. She has a degree in Theatre Arts which greatly influenced her writing style. Working in various fields as a secretary has allowed her to both master her writing skills and acquire valuable technical knowledge which she uses liberally in her plots. Although that is where she got her idea for The Secretary, she is not an evil mastermind. Although some of her former employers might disagree. These days she contents herself with knitting while contemplating her next diabolical plot. Story plot that is.

Current E-Books
THE REBOOT FILES:  The Mystery of Hurtleberry House, The Island of Living Trees, The Harbinger of Retribution, and The Wrong Ghost.
Chasing Lady Midnight  (A Cozy Christian Mystery With Superheroes)


  1. Cindy, I would never snicker at a kitchen catastrophe! Failed fudge usually becomes truffles. In the case of your failed buttermilk fudge though, I'm thinking "rock candy!"

  2. Rock candy! Yeah! It wasn't a mistake, it was an unplanned change of plan.

  3. Buttermilk fudge sounds delicious and I'm glad to be forewarned about buying 2% buttermilk. Thank you for publishing A Cup of Cozy, too. What a wonderful way to discover authors I haven't previously read.


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