Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I get to make candy for school?!?

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One of the activities we did this week in school was making some old fashioned candy! My eldest Princess was surprised that this was "school" but thrilled to lend a hand! Reading Anne of Green Gables has touched our soul.. next is Raspberry Cordial :)


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Waiting for the hard crack stage (300 degrees) was the hardest part...

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Breaking up the candy was her favorite... and the tasting!


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This was our first time making candy and it was so much fun, now I need more recipes! Any good candy recipes out there???



3 comments:

  1. What fun. Anne of Green Gables was one of my absolute favorite reads as a child. I remember wishing I had her hair. :)

    Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my post. It's so very nice to meet you.

    p.s. Love your blog header!

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  2. I have never made candy like that. Well, I did make toffee once and it turned out perfect -- beginner's luck, but the next time it failed and I know it's because I need to just go out and buy a candy thermometer. We need to try candy-making here! I enjoyed the pictures of the cooking lessons and also the pictures of making the gingerbread houses. The children are adorable! Aaack! There's so much I want to do and so little time!! ;)

    Lynn

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  3. Have you ever tried Molassas Taffy? It's easy to make, and it's lots of fun with lots of pull, pull, pulling!

    2 cups sugar
    1 cup light molasses
    1/3 cup water
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    2 Tbs butter
    2 tsp vinegar

    Butter large saucepan. Combine sugar, molasses, and water. Heat slowly, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolve, then bring to a boil, add vinegar, cook to light crack stage. Remove from heat, add butter and baking soda, stir.

    Turn out, don't scrape, onto buttered platter. Pull taffy while as warm as you can handle it, until taffy is light in color and hard to pull. Twist into pretty shapes.
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    This is an old recipe that we used to make as kids, and now my kids enjoy the tradition. I wouldn't think they would like molasses, but they love it!

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