Vassar Fudge

         Yield: 1 Servings
Categories: Candies, Christmas

2 c Sugar 2 Squares (2 oz) unsweetened -chocolate 1 c Light cream 1 tb Butter Fudge was popular in the 19 th cntury at women's colleges. These recipes come froma booklet in 1905. Combine sugar, coarsely chopped chocolate, and cream. Cook overmoderate heat, stirring only until sugar and chocolate have melted. Continue cooking until mixture reaches 238 degrees or until a few drops tested in cold water form a soft ball. Remove from heat, add butter, and cool slightly. Beat until fudge begins to harden, then transfer to a buttered platter. Cut intosquares before the fudge is absolutely firm. Makes a little more than 1 pound. VARIATIONS: To make Wellesley Fudge, add 1/2 lb of marshmallows when the candy is removed from the heat.