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Why Your Fudge is Best Made on a Marble Slab

Marble slabs have been used to make the best-tasting fudge since the tasty accident came into existence in the late 1800s. (The treat’s name probably comes from the old post-accident saying “Oh, fudge!”) Marble is the ideal surface for making fudge because of its unique insulator properties. It’s able to absorb the excess heat produced by the sugary mass that will soon become fudge better than any other material. This unique insulation makes marble slabs optimal for tempering fudge. Cooling fudge on a marble slab prevents the warm sugary mass from forming unwanted hunks of sugar crystals. Instead, all that sugary sweetness remains in the finished product. The result is an unparalleled appearance, texture, and taste for your fudge.   ...

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