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Chthonic asks: What's the naughtiest thing a boss has ever asked you to do? And did you do it? Or perhaps you are the boss and would like to confess.

(, Thu 7 Jul 2011, 13:36)
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Make your own burns:
1kg sugar
1 dessert spoon of golden syrup
150 ml single cream
150 ml water

other stuff to taste - a few suggestions
1 large dessert spoon cocoa powder (add at the beginning of the process)
espresso coffee (add towards the end, but before you pour it out), chopped strawberries, nuts, vanilla flavouring, cinnamon, something alcoholic - but be careful, as alcohol boils at 70C and the fudge will be at about 120C so it will really boil off quickly releasing clouds of alcohol vapour - add these at the end.
Everyone's favourite herb won't really work in this as THC is fat-soluble and this does not have much fat in it.

Fill the sink with cold water. Put the sugar, water, syrup and cream (and cocoa) in a big pan and start heating it slowly, giving it a good stir with a long-handled spoon. The mix will double (at least) in size as you heat it and might spit at you, leaving permanent scars if you are unlucky.
Put a flat pyrex oven dish on a damp towel and get a wooden spatula ready.
Fill a jug with cold water.
When the fudge mix has small bubbles which are evenly distributed (or is at 120C) use a wooden spoon to drop some into the cold water. If it will form a soft ball when you finger it then it's at the right temperature. Quickly add any other flavouring.
Put the whole saucepan in the sink of cold water and stir it vigorously. When it starts to stiffen and has pale streaks pour it into the pyrex oven dish and keep stirring until it gets a bit stiffer, then stare regretfully at all the fudge left in the pan. Get a spoon and start chiselling it off (makes a good ice-cream topping) while waiting for the rest of the fudge to set completely.
If you want caramel fudge, heat the sugar and water until it turns golden, then let it cool but not set before adding more water and cream. It will still be very hot, so the extra water and cream will boil instantly. It tastes nice but it's pretty risky.
Any spills can be cleaned up with very hot water.

(Ninja-Edited because I explain things badly.)
(, Fri 8 Jul 2011, 14:44, 2 replies)
I wish all recipes were written like this.
(, Fri 8 Jul 2011, 14:46, closed)
I'm going to read this as "Make your own bums" and snigger.
(, Fri 8 Jul 2011, 14:49, closed)
It isn't?
(, Fri 8 Jul 2011, 14:50, closed)

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