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Sponge Candy Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kathy Dahlkemper
Added: Monday, June 4, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. sugar
1 Tbs. white vinegar
1 c. dark corn syrup
1 Tbs. baking soda

Directions:
Directions:
Combine sugar, syrup and vinegar in large 4 quart saucepan. Cook stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Cover pan for 1 minute to allow steam to wash sugar crystals down (or wipe down with damp cloth). Uncover pan, insert candy thermometer.
Cook without stirring until thermometer reaches 300
(important!). Watch closely!!
Remove from heat, stir in baking soda. Pour into buttered 9" pan. Use metal pan. It is not necessary to spread. Cool on wire rack. Break into pieces. Dip each piece in melted chocolate (about 1 pound). Keep out of draft while cooking.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This one is for AJ and all those who don't live in Erie where we can get sponge candy at Romolo's any day we want. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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