America's most delightfully unconventional hostess and the bestselling author of I Like You delivers a new book that will forever change the world of crafting. According to Amy Sedaris, it's often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex. In her new book, SIMPLE TIMES, she sets the record straight. Demonstrating that crafting is one of life's more pleasurable and constructive leisure activities, Sedaris shows that anyone with a couple of hours to kill and access to pipe cleaners can join the elite society of crafters. You will discover how to make popular crafts, such as: crab-claw roach clips, tinfoil balls, and crepe-paper moccasins, and learn how to: get inspired (Spend time at a Renaissance Fair; Buy fruit, let it get old, and see© 2013 Amy Sedaris / Grand Central Publishing · Reproduced with permission.
In a heavy 8-quart metal saucepan, mix together cocoa, sugar, and salt. Stir in both milks. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring for about 50 to 60 minutes. Then stir in butter. Test by dropping a small amount of mixture into a cup of cold water. Test may be repeated 3 to 4 times until drop of fudge becomes a firm ball. Total cook time: about 65 minutes. Remove from heat, add vanilla, and beat at high speed until thick. (A hand mixer works best because you can feel the fudge becoming thicker as you beat.) Itâ€™s done when mixture is thick, but can still be poured into prepared pan. Beat time: about 7 to 8 minutes.
After setting and cooling (about 40 minutes), cut into bite-sized pieces. (Nuts can be added just before pouring into pan.) Courtesy of Ann Dinello.