Friday, December 18, 2009
Flashback Friday - Sinful Christmas Goodies
Suzy from Kitchen Bouquet is taking a short break but was sweet enough to put Mr. Linky up for anyone who wants to reminisce...
My all time favorite Christmas candy is Divinity..it was also my Dad's favorite. The main difference between us is that Dad liked Black Walnuts in his... I DON'T !! Each year I make a trip to the cemetery to leave Dad a piece of divinity and wish him a Merry Christmas. I have visions of some squirrel out there Christmas Day running around with sugar overload!
My Aunt Valeria’s Divinity recipe is the ULTIMATE!!! The very best of the best …
Even when you don’t get it dropped fast enough and it looks a little “off” it still tastes just like the “pretty” ones. It literally melts in your mouth, almost pure sugar, and not the greatest health food, but that is why you only have it at Christmas! The time of year when we all have things we probably shouldn’t!
Aunt Valeria’s Divinity
3 Cups sugar
½ Cup warm water
½ Cup white corn syrup
3 egg whites or ½ Cup (be sure)
½ tsp cream of tartar
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Walnuts or pecans (optional)
Place sugar, water and corn syrup in heavy pan, bring to a boil and cook to a hard crack
Stage. While syrup is cooking, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt – do not beat dry, just until it peaks.
Pour syrup mixture into egg whites slowly with the mixer at moderate speed. Beat until the mixture stand in soft peaks – 10 to 15 minutes. (Don’t give up) Add vanilla after the mixture is ready to drop.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper, pushing it off the spoon with your finger – do this QUICKLY! Top with nuts is optional. It is very helpful if you have at least two people dropping the mixture on the waxed paper.
The other flashback is Magnolia Lace Trumpets... a recipe from Paula Deen! The other night on Iron Chef she made them with Cat Cora! They can be a little frustrating to make but they are worth it!
Hope you can try out the recipes this Holiday season..you won't be disappointed...