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Taffy Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Susan Aud Sonders
Added: Friday, December 23, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/8 tsp salt
vanilla extract, peppermint extract or 2 T. cocoa
candy thermometer

Directions:
Directions:
Boil sugar, water and corn syrup and salt. Boil it until it reaches 255 degrees on a candy thermometer. At once, pour onto a buttered platter and when the syrup is cool to the touch, gather it into a ball and pull it until it is white and firm. Grease hands with oil or butter so that the taffy won't stick to your hands. The taffy can be flavored by adding a few drops of peppermint, or a tsp. of vanilla or 2 T. of cocoa just before you begin to pull it.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
a summer afternoon
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Memories from Susan: I can remember my Mom suggesting making taffy on a long summer day, when we were bored. Once made, we buttered our hands and fingers and got a partner. Then we stood 2-3 feet apart and pulled and pulled until it turned a beautiful creamy shade of white. The special part was making it but it tasted great as well!
Cater Family Memories from Esther: We would pull taffy after a ball game on Friday nights and have cold bean sandwiches!

 

 

 

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