Taffy

Happy Friday everybody! This week’s recipe is for homemade taffy! One thing that my mom has told me she remembers most about her grandmother is that she always had homemade candy around when they would go to visit. I was really excited to finally get to one of her candy recipes and this one for taffy is delicious! Here is how to make it:

You will need: water, distilled vinegar, and sugar.IMG_0818

First, combine all of the ingredients in a pan and heat to 315° F.IMG_0819

Pour out onto well-buttered plates. Use knifes or a spatula to turn edges into the center for even cooling.IMG_0826

Allow to cool only slightly. Dip your fingers in cornstarch and then begin pulling and twisting the taffy while it is still warm (it should still be very warm, almost too hot to touch).IMG_0831

Once the taffy begins to lighten in color and gets hard to pull, twist into a long strand about ½ inch thick.IMG_0832

Cut or break the taffy into bite size pieces and enjoy!IMG_0835

Taffy

  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup distilled vinegar
  • ¼ cup water

Combine all ingredients in a pan. Heat to 315° F. Pour out onto well-buttered plates. Use knifes or a spatula to turn edges into the center for even cooling. Allow to cool only slightly. Dip your fingers in cornstarch and then begin pulling and twisting the taffy while it is still warm. Once the taffy begins to lighten in color and gets hard to pull, twist into a long strand about ½ inch thick. Cut or break the taffy into bite size pieces and enjoy!

NOTE: This is hard taffy. It is not meant to chew.Taffy

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  1. The second I seen the photo for this week I began to cry. Grandma ALWAYS had this taffy in an old plastic container in the kitchen. It melts in your mouth and was one of my favorite treats. Grandma was an amazing cook and loved to share great food with her family.

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