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Aunt Bill's Brown Candy Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Verlynda Dobbs
Added: Friday, September 11, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 pts white sugar
1 pt whole milk or cream
1/4 lb butter
1/4 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 lbs nut meats,chopped fine

Directions:
Directions:
Pour1 pint sugar into heavy skillet and place over low heat. Begin stirring with wooden spoon and keep sugar moving so it won't scorch at all. It will take over half hour to completely melt this sugar, and at no time let it smoke or cook so fast that it turns dark.

As soon as you have the sugar started to heat in the skillet, pour the remaining 2 pts. of sugar together with the pint of milk into a deep heavy kettle and set it over low heat to cook slowly while you are melting the sugar.

As soon as the sugar is melted, begin pouring into the kettle of boiling milk and sugar, keeping it on very slow heat and stirring constantly. The real secret of mixing these ingredients is to pour a stream no larger than a knitting needle and to stir across the bottom of the kettle all of the time.

Continue cooking and stirring until the mixture forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water. After this test is made turn out the heat and immediately add the soda, stirring vigorously as it foams up. Soon as the soda is mixed add the butter, allowing it to melt as you stir.

Now set off the stove, but not outdoors or in a cold place,for about 20 minutes, then add the vanilla and begin beating. Use a wooden spoon and beat until the mixture is thick and heavy, having a dull appearance instead of a glossy sheen. Add the broken pecan meats and mix. Turn into tin boxes or into square pans where it may be cut into squares when cooled slightly.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is Verlynda's mother, Mable Smithson's, recipe.

 

 

 

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