Politics & Pot Roast is 'a flavorful look at the Presidency', compiled by Sarah Hood Salomon. It features original or favorite recipes of U.S. Presidents and First Ladies. This bi-partisan cookbook contains tested and tasty recipes, including James Monroe's Minted Fruit Cordial, L.B.J.'s Pedernales River Chili, and Mamie Eisenhower's Million Dollar Fudge. Each recipe is accompanied by unusual presidential facts and amusing anecdotes. So make some of Mamie's Million Dollar Fudge this weekend!
Mamie Eisenhower's Million Dollar Fudge
12 ounces semisweet chocolate bits
12 ounces German sweet chocolate, broken into bits
1 pint marshmallow cream
pinch of salt
1 can (13 ounces) evaporated milk
4.5 cups sugar
2 cups chopped walnuts (or pecans)
2 tablespoons butter
In a large bowl, combine both types of chocolate, marshmallow cream and salt. Put milk and sugar in a large pot. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook, stirring mixture over the chocolate. Add nuts and butter and beat until the chocolate is melted and the fudge is creamy. Pour into buttered 9"x9" pan and let cool at room temperature for a few hours before cutting into squares. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 5 pounds of fudge.
President Eisenhower was so fond of this desert that he named it "Mamie's Million Dollar Fudge."