TotallyBaked Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 4:05pm
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ASo which do you use? I make fudge every year, same classic recipe from Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme. Most of the time I use butter, and I can't recall a time I used margarine, but have read several folks do and prefer it. What route do y'all take? Thanks!

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Godot Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 4:15pm
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AButter.

But then again I would never use margarine for anything. At all. Ever.

BrandisBaked Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 4:37pm
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ANever tried it with margarine. Never intend to.

-K8memphis Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 4:47pm
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when i was little i used margarine now i use butter--i vote butter now because unless you have a recent relationship with margarine you don't really know how it will perform--they have changed so many formulas for all of it--you can't really be sure how much water is in there not to mention how much of whatever else it is they put in there--and i mean there's enough water in butter as it is right--

 

butter --unless you are very sure your specific margarine is worthy of your effort--

 

geez i'd hate to go through the whole process of  making fudge and it not turn out--

 

so, not just butter--but butter butter butter butter butter ;)

MimiFix Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 5:18pm
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... have read several folks do and prefer it. What route do y'all take? Thanks!

 

Butter. I've read all sorts of things on CC that I would never do :wink: 

liz at sugar Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 6:59pm
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Butter.

But then again I would never use margarine for anything. At all. Ever.

 

This. :)

 

Liz

MBalaska Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 8:47pm
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Originally Posted by TotallyBaked 

So which do you use? I make fudge every year, same classic recipe from Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme. Most of the time I use butter, and I can't recall a time I used margarine, but have read several folks do and prefer it. What route do y'all take? Thanks!

several folks are also bad candy makers

stick with what is on the Jet-puffed Marshmallow Crème recipe.  BUTTER.

MimiFix Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 9:23pm
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several folks are also bad candy makers

stick with what is on the Jet-puffed Marshmallow Crème recipe.  BUTTER.

MB, you're not as diplomatic as I am...

MBalaska Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 10:14pm
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I  respectfully bow to your diplomacy......:top hat:  the art of the written word falls to you.

 

{ When life gave me bushels of lemons I made lemonade, and I had no sugar}

KimNbama Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 1:03am

AI only buy butter! Margarine is not an option in my house...for anything.

cazza1 Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 2:40am

Used margarine for everything for years when that was all we could afford.  Now that we can afford butter would never buy margarine again.  Butter tastes Better!

TotallyBaked Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 9:57pm

AThank you all (: I'll keep on my same trek, then! We're not margarine consumers, either, and I was a little shocked by what I had read, but since multiple folks were saying the same, figured I'd ask you pros here at CC ;-)

MBalaska Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 10:19pm

TotallyBaked: I'm so susceptible to suggestion.  I'm going to make some fudge right now. no time like the present.

after last years Holiday candy making I decided to try the 'fudge inserts' that were on a website I use often.

 

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/shop/candy-making-supplies/1-pound-brown-fudge-insert/39/581/582/634234/

MBalaska Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 11:39pm

 TOTALLY SOLD ON THIS PRODUCT.  woo hoooooooo

my final weight of one batch of this chocolate walnut fudge is 3 lbs

so makes 4 inserts with 3/4 lbs each.  there are pretty window boxes to put these inserts in, but I'm going to cello bag and 'Food Saver' seal them.

-K8memphis Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 12:40am

oh dear that looks good--very very good--

 

i'm on a sugar 'light' diet-- i use stevia and stuff like that--products that have a bit of real sugar but not much--

 

drooling--you got me! right in the sweet tooth! so shiny and pretty--

 

you can tell it's cream-a-licious--lovely fudge, mb, my new favorite eye candy  :lol: 

cakefat Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 5:55am
Butter all the way!
 
Some people actually prefer margarine over butter? Seriously??  Where? I need to know so I can never visit these places. 
Annabakescakes Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 6:21am

Margarine on my baked potato, butter on everything else. My mom NEVER bought butter, my grandmother never bought margarine. I sometime want a piece of white bread with margarine, because I loved them as a child, but I had one about 3 years ago and it was NASTY! I had to go brush my teeth.

Chessiebakes Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 4:52am

Eh.  My grandmother's recipe, which is the same one my mother, my aunt have used for years, calls for margarine.  I have always made it as the recipe stated, and it has always been delicious. 

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