In her description, Janice says "easy, quick, and good". I would re-phrase that to "easy, takes some time, and BEST FUDGE ICING IN THE WORLD." It IS easy, but as written in the negative reviews you can have a spectulactular failure with this type of sauce without some experience or better directions than are stated in the recipe. As other reviewers have noted, you must cook it slow and low [and you don't need to stir it at all at this stage or you might get some sugar on the upper part of the pot or on your spoon that doesn't get melted] until the sugar is completely dissolved. Other than not having enough instruction for beginners, the recipe is perfect as written. I used about 1/4 tsp salt and 2 tsp vanilla--just my preference [and, admittedly, my compulsion to NEVER follow a recipe exactly]. If you get tired of beating--it works just as well to beat til starting to thicken, then let cool most of the way, then finish beating to spreading consistency. Or if you want the ABSOLUTE BEST HOT FUDGE SAUCE YOU HAVE EVER HAD stop at the half way point and pore it over ice cream. I had people swooning out of their chairs when I had a sundae party and used this. This makes a glossy beautiful icing--very different from a buttercream frosting--but if you want a FUDGY icing you won't find a better one than this.
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In her description, Janice says "easy, quick, and good". I would re-phrase that to "easy,...