Sunday, July 22, 2012

July 22: National Penuche Fudge Day

Penuche fudge is fudge make with brown sugar.  This gives the fudge a light tan color and a caramel flavor.  You may have also seen this called brown sugar fudge in some places.  Some recipes call for cream, others half-and-half, some milk, and others use evaporated milk.  According to's candy page, penuche is popular in Mexico but I remember Mexican fudge being different when compared to any penuche I've had in the US.  Then again, I'm not sure if Mexican fudge is the same thing as penuche.  According to Wise Geek, penuche in New England is sometimes made with maple syrup and in Hawaii penuche is often used as a cookie topping.

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