Right now, I want to address a beautiful diversion from said Vermont Maple Weekend.
So, I have been bloggy BFF's for, like, ever with Fields of Cake. Carrie Fields, the talented proprietress of this blog and Portland, Maine-area home-based baking business, has not only been a customer of mine for years, but has wowed me with her baking prowess on many occasions.
So when she sent me a message that basically amounted to "You're this close, come to Maine!"...I listened.
And I went to Maine, where I was treated to sea, sunshine...and the most delicious fudge I have ever, in my life, tasted.
And I have tried my share of fudge varieties, let me tell you.
This chocolate-covered cherry fudge is extremely sweet in the up-front, assertive way that only fudge can get away with. But Carrie's was a gorgeous variety: completely smooth, none of that "chocolate sand" gritty texture business, and in spite of the sweetness you could still taste the flavor of real cherry shining through.
Basically, this was the type of fudge that could make you swear off chocolate covered cherries forever.