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Recipe : Entry # 7408
Name
Michele Nelson
Phone
(850) 287-3180
Recipe Title
Devine Divinity
Recipe Theme
October: Homemade candy
Category
Desserts
Cooperative
Baldwin EMC
Ingredients
2 1/2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped cherries - optional
Directions
2 sets of hands are very useful and almost necessary for this recipe. In a 2 quart saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, 1/2 water and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook and stir until sugar dissolves and mixture boils. Use a candy them. to cook to 260 degrees or (hard-ball stage) As the temperature nears 250 degrees, place egg whites in a separate bowl and begin to beat egg whites to stiff peaks and then add vanilla. Once sugar mixture registers 260, remove from heat and began to slowly pour in a thin stream over the egg whites. Continue beating egg whites and sugar mixture on high for about 4 to 5 minutes or until it begins to hold its shape. Add the chopped cherries or chopped walnuts and stir. Quickly begin to drop from a teaspoon onto waxed paper. Let harden for about 30 minutes and store in airtight containers. Makes about 36.
Tell us about your recipe
All of us at work love to exchange recipes and bake for the holidays. One year, I thought it might be fun to invite a few friends over and tell them to each pick out 1 or 2 of their favorite holiday baking recipes. Once we had everyone's input, we made a master list of ingredients and each person was assigned a few ingredients to bring. We all pitched in and finished our holiday baking in one afternoon and enjoyed each other's company. My daughters' favorite holiday treat is divinity and now we make this every holiday season together.