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Old Fashioned Taffy Pull recipe

Remember taffy-pull parties?…probablynot! But you’ve probably heard of them, well this is the candythat set the theme for those parties. Besides being a fun get-togetherand knowing there’s a sweet treat in store, having a ‘taffy pull’when you’re making taffy is especially helpful because you’llhave someone to help you pull the taffy…and hopefully othersto take over when you both tire out.

– And why do you pull taffy? Pulling taffyaerates it, or incorporates many tiny air bubbles throughoutthe candy. This makes it lighter and chewier. Enjoy!

Recipe: Old Fashioned TaffyPull

2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
4 teaspoons white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup evaporated milk

  • Combine sugar, syrup, vinegar and saltin a large, heavy saucepan over low heat. Stir until the sugardissolves, cover with a lid briefly to get any sugar crystalsoff the sides of the pan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Add milk in a thin stream, stirring constantly.Cook to firm ball stage (248°F / 120°C), or until a smallamount of mixture is dropped into cold water and forms a ballthat holds until pressed. Remove from heat.
  • Pour mixture onto a buttered marble slabor similar surface. As soon as outside edges cool enough to touch,take a small portion of the candy and start stretching or pulling.Use only the tips of your (greased) fingers. Pull until taffybecomes light in color and is no longer sticky.
  • Twist each pulled strip slightly and placeon waxed paper. When all the candy is pulled, cut each pieceinto about 1-inch pieces. Wrap each piece in waxed paper andtwist ends. Store in covered container at room temperature.

    Makes about 100 pieces.

    Variation: Brown Sugar Taffy: Substitute2 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar for the granulated sugar.

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