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Basic Divinity Recipe

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Added: Sunday, August 5, 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
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 c chopped candied fruit
1/4 c chopped nuts

Directions:
Directions:
In heavy 2 quart saucepan stir together sugar, corn syrup, water and salt. Cook and stir over medium high heat till sugar dissolves, avoid splashing syrup on sides of pan. Cook without stirring to 250 or hard ball stage. Remove from heat. Immediately in large bowl beat egg whites at high speed of mixer to stiff peaks. Remove the thermometer gradually pour hot syrup in a stream over egg white beating at high speed . Add syrup slowly to ensure proper blending. Add vanilla and a few drops of food coloring if desired. Beat on high for 4 to 5 minutes or until candy holds its shape when beaters are lifted. (mixture falls in a ribbon, but mounds on itself). Drop by teaspoons on greased cookie sheet to cool.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was Grandma Pauk's recipe and she made it every Christmas.

 

 

 

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