Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mom's candy

This time of year brings back wonderful memories of spending time in the kitchen making candy with my mom. She always made plates of home made candies and cookies to give to family and friends. So, I thought instead of making plates of goodies, (really... I just don't have that skill anyway), I thought I would share the recipes with you, maybe one of my friends or family have the required skills! Hey if you make some, let me know how it comes out ok?

Rita's Divinity

2 egg whites
3 cups sugar
3/4 cups white Karo corn Syrup
3/4 cups water
1/2 Tsp baking powder
pinch of cream of tarter
1 tsp vanilla
nuts if desired (pecans or walnuts)

In pot on medium heat, stir the sugar, syrup and water, baking powder and cream of tarter stir until sugar is dissolved and bring to a hard boil. Test after about 10 minutes, when syrup forms a hard ball when dropped in cold water. Beat the egg whites until really stiff. Slowly add the sugar mix to the egg whites, beat at high speed. Add 1 tsp vanilla and nuts if desired. Spoon divinity on wax paper, I remember using 2 spoons, one to scoop one to push the sticky divinity off the spoon. You have to work quickly as the divinity hardens quick. Oh, and my mom used to add food coloring to make them different colors, pink... green... blue. Not my photo, I hope no one minds! Enjoy!!

1 comment:

AutumnLeaves said...

Of course, now I want some, TJ. Sigh...Not only do I not have all the supplies, but I also do not have the time! You can be sure I'm going to look for this in the store though!