Aug 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: The Making of Penuche

On our recent trip to Martha's Vineyard the kids and I stopped into Murdick's Fudge as they were making Penuche Fudge. I had never even heard of this type of fudge before, have you?

The Wikipedia definition says: Penuche (Italianpanucci) is a fudge-like candy made from brown sugarbutter, andmilk,[1] using no flavorings except for vanilla. Penuche often has a tannish color, and is lighter than regular fudge.

I really didn't want any because the pieces were so thick and it looked super sweet (got a toothache just looking at it) but the kids and I were really intrigued with how it was made. We decided to document its cooling and forming process. Its pretty cool. Check it out: 

Sign and Pricing Board (its definitely not cheap)

Marble table and frame for mixing the hot fudge 
Penuche being mixed as it cools

Shaping process while cooling down

Cooled and Shaped fudge is cut in thick slices for purchase
  Finished product in the case waiting for hungry families.

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