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Wondrous Words Wednesday

April 22, 2015

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!

I only found one word last week and it was in We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

1. penuche – “We place a big order at Murdick’s Fudge: chocolate, chocolate walnut, peanut butter, and penuche.”

According to Wikipedia, penuche “is a fudge-like candy made from brown sugar, butter, and milk, using no flavorings except for vanilla. Penuche often has a tannish color, and is lighter than regular fudge.  It is formed by the caramelization of brown sugar; thus, its flavor is said to be reminiscent of caramel.”

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. beth hoffman permalink
    April 22, 2015 9:08 am

    Penuche is new to me and it sounds divine! Great word, Kathy!

  2. April 22, 2015 9:17 am

    I read We Were Liars – and still had no idea what penuche is. The memory is not so stellar.

  3. April 22, 2015 9:28 am

    I knew penuche was a caramel like candy, but I have never tasted it. I like caramel so I would no doubt enjoy it.

  4. April 22, 2015 11:44 am

    Ooh We Were Liars! Penuche is new to me…sounds like a decadent treat.

  5. April 22, 2015 12:28 pm

    That was one I didn’t look up! Thanks for doing it for me. I can’t wait to hear what you thought of We Were Liars – so well written, but I’m not sure I liked the ending.

  6. April 22, 2015 2:09 pm

    Your new word sounds delicious.

  7. Patty permalink
    April 22, 2015 2:42 pm

    I would not know how to ask for that stuff.

  8. April 22, 2015 3:51 pm

    Mmm penuche

  9. April 22, 2015 4:30 pm

    I love the smell of vanilla. I’ve heard this word. Haven’t baked with brown sugar in a long time.

  10. April 22, 2015 4:34 pm

    Sounds like something I would like to eat for sure!

  11. April 22, 2015 4:43 pm

    Your word is new to me, Kathy! It sounds like a wonderful treat.

  12. April 22, 2015 6:24 pm

    Penuche–I like it. 🙂

  13. April 22, 2015 8:06 pm

    Penuche is a staple when my dad hits the fudge shop!

  14. bookingmama permalink
    April 22, 2015 10:01 pm

    Woo Hoo! I actually knew one! It’s been months.

  15. April 23, 2015 1:15 pm

    I love penuche!

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