Saturday, September 20, 2008

Old Fashioned Taffy Pull

I remember pulling taffy when I was a little girl. I thought it was so much fun. I found this recipe and thought my kids would enjoy it. They had so much fun pulling their taffy and eating it too!

Here is the recipe:

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2/3 cup water
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla

In a medium sauce pan, combine sugar, corn syrup, water, cornstarch, butter, and salt. Stir continuously over medium heat until mixture reaches 260 degrees on a candy thermometer or until a tiny droplet placed in a cup of ice water forms a hard ball. (This took me about 20-25 minutes) Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. pour into a buttered bowl. When it is cool enough to handle, you and a partner with buttered hands begin to pull and stretch the wad of taffy. When it has a glossy sheen, lay it flat and cut it into small pieces and wrap with waxed paper.


The Guymons Gossip said...

Wierd Jadi ...just wierd. We are TOO much alike. Tonight for family night we did the EXACT same thing, and I didn't even see that you guys had also done this. What are the odds?

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