This is a request from Twin number 1…my son, Tracy! He loves this divinity and even though it says twice cooked…it is really very easy to prepare! I make this divinity every Christmas Holiday…it is one of the staples at our annual Christmas Open House!
The Recipe came from a cook book that my High School Home Economics Teacher gave me…and I still have the cookbook! Her name was Nola…I use her first name although in High School, she was always addressed as Mrs. _ _ _ _ , …… and NO, that is not a four letter word :)…her last name had only 4 letters!
Nola also taught my two sisters and I believe she was around when my Mother went to High School.
It was a small town!
With an even smaller school!
When we attended the Alumni function get togethers, ….they were not for a specific year. It was the whole school! Imagine attending a function and having your Mother, Aunts, Uncles, cousins; etc ….attending the same social!
Nola was a good Home Ec teacher, except when she insisted we make Prune Whip! It was awful! We couldn’t get the High School football team to eat it and they ate everything! 🙂 The Divinity on the other hand is delicious! Enjoy!
And to my son….let me know if you make this and how it turned out!
AND just for the record folks…..
All my sons cook and bake! 🙂
My only daughter too!!! 🙂
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup of white corn syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 egg whites (stiffly beaten)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a heavy pot, add the sugar, water, salt and corn syrup
- Stir until dissolved
- Boil to a medium ball stage (240 degrees) test with a candy thermometer
- Pour half the syrup over the stiffly beaten egg whites, beating constantly (use a stand mixer)
- Bring the other half of the syrup mixture to a very hard balled stage (265 degrees)
- Add the syrup mixture to the egg white mixture constantly beating
- When mixture holds its shape...add the vanilla.
- Drop from teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet or waxed paper and let cool
- A stand mixer works really well, by not only keeping hands free, but you don't stand a chance of getting burned by the hot mixture and the candy mixture needs to be beaten for at least 5 minutes or more.
- Mixture reaches the temp of 265 when it will form a firm ribbon that bends when lifted from a small bowl of cold water.
- Double cooking takes a little longer but it is a fool proof method of making divinity candy
- Use two teaspoons to drop the candy onto waxed paper. It it sort of spreads like a cookie..you need to beat it longer. It should drop from your spoon in a sort of ball...you can swirl to get fancy, but I just let it drop however it wants to fall. It gets eaten so fast that no one sees any swirls. Especially when twin number 1 is around.