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Divinity Recipe

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Added: Wednesday, March 21, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c light corn syrup
1/2 c. water
1/4 tsp. salt
2 egg whites, at room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions:
Directions:
Line a 9 inch square metal pan with foil; grease foil. Mix sugar, corn syrup, water and salt in a 3 qt saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking without stirring until mixture reaches the firm ball stage (248 on candy thermometer) or a small amount dropped in cold water forms a ball. Meanwhile in a large bowl beat egg whies with electric mixer until stiff. Slowly pour in 1/2 the hot syrup, beating constantly. Cook remaining syrup without stirring (watch carefully; temperature is crucial) to soft-crack stage (272 on candy thermometer) or a small amount dropped in cold water separates into hard strands. Slowly add to first mixture, beating constantly until mixture holds its shape; fold in vanilla and nuts. Spread in prepared pan. Decorate with cherry pieces. Let stand at room temperature until firm. Cut in squares with sharp knife dipped in hot water.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
24

 

 

 

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