Friday, January 10, 2014
I was so excited to see Michael Symon's alternative recipe for Velveeta Cheese on "The Chew" yesterday. It seems there is a shortage of Velveeta in the east. Most certainly due to the polar vortex that has disrupted the realm of living recently, with unspeakably COLD temperatures. Thankfully, we live in Florida, We fuss and complain when the weather gets below 50. BRRR! I know...I know! We have a heat wave compared to most. Stay warm and safe, dear friends. If you are out of the smooth and velvety orange cheese...here is a fix for your Velveeta Cheese cravings.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Who isn't intrigued about a fudge recipe made with Cheese! Not just any cheese but processed Cheese...Preferably Velveeta.
1/2 pound Velveeta cheese, cubed
1 cup butter, 2 sticks
6 oz unsweetened chocolate, all I had was bittersweet so that is what I used one bag. You may need to adjust sugar if you use bittersweet, as it is 40% sugar.
1 cup chopped nuts, I used walnuts, optional
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 to 2 lbs confectioners sugar.
Line 8x8 pan with foil and spray with oil. I used a 9x13 and it was thin.
The recipe I have uses 3/4 lb of cheese. I did but it think next time I will use 1/2 lb. The fat content leaves a little moister in the fudge. There were other circumstances that could have contributed to it. Like Wade spilling a bottle of water on the coffee table that had one of a kind pictures under the glass...that leaks, just as the mixture is heating up on the stop. Needless to say, it was forgotten about and did get a little, um...stuck. ~smile~
I think it turned out okay..although a little moist...I didn't use all the sugar since I didn't use all the mixture. Also because I used bittersweet instead of unsweetened chocolate.
Heat cheese, butter and chocolate in saucepan until just melted. Stirring until smooth.
Take off heat and Add vanilla. Add Nuts also if using.
Beat in confectioner's sugar a little at the time, with mixer.
It should be stiff, if not..add more sugar.
Pour in pan and smooth.
Keep in refrigerator until set.
I drizzled melted white chocolate on top. Use whatever you have to give it a little something.