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Basic Divinity recipe

This white divinity is creamy like a fondantbut fluffier because you beat the sugar syrup into the whippedegg whites.

Recipe: Basic Divinity

2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup ice water
2 large egg whites
1 cup finely chopped nuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Combine sugar, syrup and water in a heavysaucepan. Heat on low, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.Raise heat and bring to a boil, cooking until it reaches thefirm-ball stage (see note). Remove from heat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whiteswith an electric mixer until stiff but not dry. Slowly add syrupto egg whites in a slow, steady stream, beating at low speed.When all syrup is mixed in, beat at high speed until candy holdsits shape when the beaters are pulled away from the bowl, about20 minutes.
  • Fold in nuts and vanilla. Drop by spoonfulsonto a wax paper-lined baking sheet and let stand until firm.
  • Wrapped airtight, divinity will last oneto two weeks.

    Makes 36 pieces.

    Note: ‘Firm-ball stage’ is a testfor candy describing the point at which a drop of boiling syrupimmersed in cold water forms a firm but pliable ball.On a candy thermometer, the firm-ball stage is between 244°and 248°F.

    Recipe is the property of Nestl ®and, used with permission.

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