Fluffy, sweet and creamy — sounds divine!Here’s an easy basic divinity recipe, a great backdrop for yourown personalized variation.
Recipe: Never Fail Divinity
3 cups granulated sugar 3/4 cup water 1/2 cup light corn syrup 2 large egg whites 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup chopped nuts (any kind)
Grease a 9 x 9 x 2-inch pan; set aside.
Combine sugar, water and corn syrup ina heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the syrup reachesthe firm ball stage, 250° to 265°F on a candy thermometer.(A small ball of syrup, when dropped in cold water, will be firmto the touch but still able to be flattened slightly.)
While syrup is cooking, beat egg whiteswith salt until stiff.
Gradually add half the syrup to the eggwhites, beating constantly.
Return the remaining syrup to the stoveuntil boiling again, then gradually beat into the egg whites.Stir well, beating until dry.
Beat in vanilla and chopped nuts.
Pour into prepared pan and allow to cool.Cut into squares when firm.
Makes 16 pieces.
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