"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Old Fashioned Hard Candy Recipe

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This recipe for Old Fashioned Hard Candy, by , is from Mom's Recipe Box, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Added: Friday, March 28, 2008


2 cups sugar
1 cup water
3/4 cup light Karo
1/2 tsp cinnamon oil or
3/4 tsp peppermint or
1 tsp wintergreen
Food coloring

Mix first 3 ingredients. Cook until it is 300. Remove from heat - add color and flavor and mix. Pour into well greased plate or pan. The moment the candy is cool enough to touch, cut into 1/2" stripes with scissors. Then cut the strips into tiny chunks. Drop candies on to a greased cookie sheet.
KINDS: red - cinnamon,
green - wintergreen,
blue - clove,
clear - peppermint,
black - anise




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