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This recipe collection began as a way to back up my mother's recipe collection that she has collected in a black binder since the 1950's. Maggie and I are also adding recipes that we want to keep track of, so this will become our family go to location for storing and finding our recipes

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candy, desserts

Divinity

Mom's Black Book
URL: http://recipes.nalbone.us

Servings: 40

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 35 minutes

For Christmas, use crystalized fruits

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Directions

  1. In a 2 quart saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt.
  2. Cook to hardball stage, (260 degrees), stirring only until sugar dissolves.
  3. Meanwhile, as temperature of syrup reaches 250 degrees, beat egg white till stiff peaks form.
  4. When syrup reaches 260 degrees, very gradually add the syrup to egg whites, beating at high speed with electric mixer.
  5. Add vanilla and beat until candy holds its shape, 4-5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the chopped nuts or cherries, if desired.
  7. Quickly drop candy from a teaspoon onto waxed paper, swirling the top of each piece.
  8. Let cool.

Yield: 40 pieces

 

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