Divinity

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Mother was a great candy maker.  I never remember baking on Sunday, but we often made fudge or divinity on Sunday afternoon.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ c. white corn syrup
  • ½ c. water

DIRECTIONS

Separate egg whites and beat until stiff.

Mix sugar, syrup and water.  When mixture reaches a firm ball, pour 1/4 of it slowly over beaten egg whites while beating with electric mixer.  Cook rest of mixture until almost brittle.  Pour slowly over egg whites, beating constantly.  Continue to beat until it creams, or until is loses its glossiness and becomes dull.  Add 1 t. vanilla and ½ c. walnuts.  Drop from spoon or spread in greased shallow pan.

Note:  Four drop of oil of peppermint may be added instead of vanilla and walnuts. Divinity is improved if kept in a covered kettle over night.

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