Sunday, May 20, 2007

Corn fudge

Corn fudge

I had to make a recipe with corn to take part in one event for blogs written in Portuguese. You guys might think “Corn? So easy!” – but that’s the whole point: I wanted to make something different, unusual. Something new.

It took me forever to choose something but I finally did: this corn fudge, which I found at the Brazilian Nestlé website.

It’s similar to brigadeiro, but flavored with corn instead of chocolate. A pinch of cinnamon reminds us of curau – a sort of corn pudding I’ll be making soon to share with you here.

Different and new, indeed, and also delicious.

Corn fudge

1 can (200g) corn kernels, drained and rinsed
1 can (395g) sweetened condensed milk
1 ½ tablespoons milk – I used low fat
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
butter, for greasing
granulated sugar, to coat the fudge balls

Place the corn kernels and the milk in a blender or food processor and purée them. Push the purée through a sieve and place it in a medium saucepan. Add the condensed milk, cinnamon and butter and mix well.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until the bottom of the pan starts to show – it will be thicker and bubbly (20 minutes). Remove from heat, pour in a greased plate and set aside to cool completely.
Grease your hands with a bit of butter and roll portions of fudge into balls – this will be easier if you refrigerate the fudge.
Roll them in the granulated sugar and place in small fluted paper cups.
Decorate them as you wish – I had some extra kernels so I used them (an idea I saw at the website, too) and I also used cloves.

Makes 40-45

Corn fudge


Anonymous said...

Wow, Patricia! This has to be one of *the* most interesting dishes I've seen in quite some time. Gooey, sweetened corn balls... it sounds awesome!

Kelly-Jane said...

That's amazing! I would never have thought to put corn in fudge! They are so cute too. Hats of to you for ingenuity :)

Mallow said...

That reminds me of something I tried in the Dominican Republic years ago and have never been able to find since! They look tasty, and anything with cooked sweetened condensed milk HAS to be good in my book!

Brilynn said...

I love the bite out of that last one, gooey indeed, I can't wait for corn season!

Ilva said...

Very interesting!

Valentina said...

Pat, my sweet friend, I am honoured that you made such lovely dish to take part in our event.Thank you sweetie.Plus it is such a Brazlian item.hugs.

Anh said...

I am waiting for your corn pudding Pat! For now, the corn fudge is really interesting... I bet it must taste good! This reminds me of an Asian dessert where corn is matched with coconut milk. Yummy, too!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Patricia, I've never heard of corn fudge! You are always coming up with ideas that are totally new to me.

Anonymous said...

Now that's a novel way to use corn, I'd never even thought about the application of corn into a sweet!

Karin W. said...

Brigadeiros yes, I have read about them:
Brazilian Linda (Swedish Linda living in Brazil)

Corn Fudge isn´t some kind of cookie, is it? I would like to try that but I don´t know where to purchase condensed milk. Hmmm.. Maybe there is a substitute?

Mercedes said...

That is so cool! I love something different like this.

Stella said...

wow Pat, this looks really interesting! Corn fudge, never heard of it but they sure look good & appetising to me! Oh & with sweetened condensed milk & a kiss of cinnamon, they're bound to be irresistible:)

Anita said...

Sounds so different and intriguing Patricia! I'd love to try some!

Cheryl said...

Never, ever heard of this. But I would try it in a second. Great, original choice.

Susan said...

They're adorable. I want to pinch them.

Anonymous said...

I never would have thought of corn fudge. Amazing! Sounds like it would be super popular in Mexico. I love how cute the little fudge balls are lined up in their darling pink wrappers.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Shawnda, thank you! I'm glad you liked it!

Kelly-Jane, you're far too kind, sweetie, tks!

Mallow, I have to agree with you - sweetened condensed milk makes anything better! :D
I'm curious about that dish you mentioned.

Bri, I really hope you like it!

Ilva, thank you!

Tina, my pleasure. I like to take part in events, especially those that push the envelope a bit. Trying different things is also one reason why I love being a foodie.

Anh, I'll be making it soon! And I think corn and coconut go so well together. Yummy, I bet!

Lydia, and so are you with your amazing pantry, my dear.

Ellie, we use it here in sweet and savory recipes. :)

Karin, brigadeiros are just delicious! You should try them!
Corn fudge is a sort of candy, actually. Many of Brazilians sweets are based on sweetened condensed milk - I'm not sure about a substitute. :(

Mercedes, thank you! I'm glad you stopped by. :)

Valentina, I couldn't agree with you more, sweetie - the perfect ingredients!

Anita, thank you!

Cheryl, tks - I was hoping to try something new! :)

Susan, go ahead, have some. :)

Lynn, I wanted to make the balls look as good as they tasted! Tks!!

Anonymous said...

That gooey center is the clincher for me. I want one!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

What a great idea! Love them being in individual cases too. Amanda

Anonymous said...

i love reading your post, it's just so different, maybe because you live in Brazil? :) i bet you can't eat just one piece of that corn fudge?

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Corn is pretty sweet on it's own ... at least good fresh stuff and even some canned. So this would seem a natural but I've never see or heard of anything like it.
Looks and sounds divine.

Nora B. said...

I love corn! Your corn fudge looks yummy & elegant. There is a traditional steamed mini cake that my mom makes which uses corn & coconut milk and steamed in a banana leaf. I have to start pressuring my mom to send me her recipes!

brian said...

These sound really interesting. I love corn, and what isn't there to love about condensed milk? They look like little balls of cookie dough (I roll just about all my cookies).

Anonymous said...

This is so different. Very ingenious :)

Truffle said...

How innovative and clever. They look so beautiful and dainty too! Well done!

Kirsten said...

Wow!!! SOO different, but great! I LOVE reading about your recipes, they are wonderful and unique and beautiful.

Peabody said...

I have never heard of this. But being a huge corn fan I should give this a try.

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I've come across this...sounds interesting and delicious :) You had me at "sweetened condensed milk" ;)

Gattina Cheung said...

these morsels are just adorable!!! In the country I came from it doesn't grow corn, so my exposure to this veg only got expanded since I came to Amercia. Now the corn season's coming... oh boy they're so good!... thanks for your recipe I'll have one more creation! *big hug*

catalyst0527 said...

This corn fudge is very unique!
& pictures also great! :)

Freya said...

Wow, wow, wow! Sweetcorn can go both ways, sweet or savory but usually goes savoury. I love that you've made little sweets with it instead!

Nina Roux: The Sweet, The Savory and The Sass said...

can i come to your house, learn portugese, and eat your food? These look INSANE DELICIOUS! And such beautiful pictures.

sher said...

As a corn lover, I am falling in love with those little gems! I wish I could pick one up and take a bite too! Marvelous! I never saw anything like this before. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I love corn and can imagine that these are very sweet. They certainly look moist and delicious.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Veron, you're back!! Yay!!! :)

Amanda, thank you! They're great for birthday parties.

Eliza, I don't know exactly what you mean by "different" , but if you like it that's what counts. :)
No, it's impossible to have only one. :)

Tanna, it was something new and I liked the result.

Nora, I love corn too!! That recipe is similar to Brazilian "pamonha", which is steamed in the corn leaves. That's interesting similarity!

Brian, I'm with you, I love condensed milk. :)

Tigerfish, tks!!!

Truffle, I'm glad you liked it!

Kirsten, and you are so sweet, my dear.

Peabody, let me know if you try it.

Joey, high five! :)

Gatttina, really? Corn is easy to like, isn't it?

Catalyst, thank you! I'm glad you're back here!

Freya, we use it both ways a lot here in Brazil.

Nina, deal! As long as you cook for me too! ;)

Sher, I always love hearing your opinion, sweetie!

Kelly, they are sweet, you're right! I bet children would love them. :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I never thought I'd be excited by the words "corn" and "fudge" in the smae recipe. But I am now! They look so moist and chewy, Patricia. Thanks for an innovative and delicious recipe!

Cris said...

I love gooey stuff, this looks so yummy!!!

kickpleat said...

wow, this looks crazy but in a good way!

Barbara said...

It sounds awful but it looks really yummy.

Jeanne said...

Wow! I have never heard of such a thing. Fascinating though and it does make sense if you think how naturally sweet corn can be. Thanks for sharing.

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