Wednesday, December 16, 2009

recipe box Wednesday

The holiday edition continues, this week's treasure is a very old fashioned

confection, and something I have always wanted to make.  Perhaps this

will be the year!  This one is a yellowed newspaper clipping from the recipe

box, you can tell how old it is, as the back side is a grocery advertisement,

and bacon is .99 a pound...

Mother's Molasses Taffy

2 cups molasses

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup water

1/8 tsp. soda

4 Tbsp. butter

1/2 tsp. vanilla

Cook molasses, sugar and water slowly to the hard ball stage (that is 260 on

my candy thermometer), stirring during the latter part of cooking to

prevent burning.  Remove from fire, add butter, soda and vanilla and stir

enough to mix well.

Pour into greased pan and when cool enough to handle, pull until light in

color,  stretch into long rope and cut into small pieces.  Wrap in waxed

paper or cellophane.

Sounds like something that could pull a few more teeth out of

Charlie's mouth, not that he has that many left to go...

1 comment:

  1. Very funny about Charlie's teeth. As a young girl, I went to a friend's birthday party and her mom had all the girls help make 'pull taffy'. It stands out as being one of the most fun b-day parties ever. I've never tried it as an adult. Great recipe idea!


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