Many of you may be familiar with my wonderful friend Cissy Hopping of Missouri. She is a great help on Facebook Woodland Bakery Page and she has created a recipe to mimic MY fudge recipe and I have too say, its pretty close. What I like about this recipe is that is stays SOFT and it is much cheaper than mine. It is however, much sweeter than my version of FUDGE ICING Try it yourself and see what you think!
Cissy’s Fudge Icing
Yield 2 cups
Sugar 1/2c (100g)
Heavy Cream 1/4 c (2fl oz)
Baking Chocolate Semi Sweet 1oz (28g)
Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips 1cup (175g)
Corn Syrup 2Tablespoons
Butter 4Tablespoons (56g)
Heavy Cream 1/4c (2fl oz)
Powdered Sugar 2c (240g)
In a microwaveable bowl (or a sauce pot on the stove) combine one portion of the heavy cream with the sugar and heat until the sugar dissolves.
Add this to the chocolate and cornsyrup and butter in a large microwaveable bowl (or simply add all of those ingredients to the pot on the stove, being very careful not to scorch the chocolate. You will be wise to switch to a Double Boiler to avoid burning your delicate chocolate. Or just use the microwave like I do.) But whatever why you choose, you will be melting slowly all of these ingredients to smooth.
The second portion of heavy cream will be reserved for later to adjust the consistency of the fudge icing.
In the Kitchen Aid Mixer fitted with the paddle attachment add the sifted confectioners sugar and let it mix on low speed and then pour in the melted chocolate/butter/cornsyrup mixture. Mix on low speed until combined, then increase to medium-hight to smooth out any lumps.
At this point you will add the second reserved portion of heavy cream and use more of it or less of it depending on how you want your consistency.
Use immediately on cakes or brownies or store at room temperature for up 2 days. Refridge for up to 2 weeks.
Once this icing becomes cold, it will harden as that is the nature of chocoalte and butter recipes. You can bring it back to a workable consistency by mixing it on low speed on the mixer with the paddle attachment and then drizzle in approximatley 1-2 Tablespoons of warmed heavy cream.