Monday, February 7th, 2005
7:23 pm - Geekly Joy  
I'm sitting here watching Alton Brown make fudge, and he called upon a crystallographer to help explain the science. Whee! Although now I'm regretting the fact that in six years of doing crystallography in grad school, I never once thought to stick fudge in a diffractometer.
 
 
Current Mood: regretful
 
 
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mearamearagrrl on February 7th, 2005 - 05:04 pm
Dude! That's super cool! What sort of crystallizing did they talk about? Tell me about the fudge (mm fudge!)
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DXMachinadxmachina on February 7th, 2005 - 06:14 pm
Well, to make good creamy fudge, you need to recrystallize the sucrose in the mixture in such a way as to ensure that the resulting crystals are tiny and finely divided. Also? You add chocolate, which is something else I never thought to do in the recrystallizations I did in my lab.

Remind me when were at the F2F to take you over to the old Jax Brewery in NOLA. There's a fudge shop in there where they make the stuff in front of the customers. The show is great fun.
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mearamearagrrl on February 7th, 2005 - 06:50 pm
V. sadly, won't BE at the F2F. :(
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DXMachinadxmachina on February 7th, 2005 - 07:02 pm
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