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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Candy like Laura's

I've always wanted to try this recipe from The Little House Cookbook.  (Remember from Little House in the Big Woods when Ma helped Laura and Mary make this candy?)




Molasses-On-Snow Candy

For 3/4 lb. of candy you need:
Dark molasses, 1 cup
Brown Sugar, 1/2 cup

Fill pie pans full of clean snow and keep outside until time.
Combine molasses and brown sugar in saucepan (2 qt.) don't use smaller as it will boil up.
Bring to a boil.  On medium heat cook, stirring frequently to prevent burning. 
After 5 minutes you can test using a drop in a glass of hot water to see when it forms a firm ball.
(I just use a candy thermometer and wait til it gets 245 degrees F. Remove from heat.  Pour into 2 small
heatproof pitchers (I didn't have any so used my measuring cup, which didn't work all that great.)
Fetch pans of snow and pour hot syrup onto cold surfaces.  When hardened break into bite sized pieces!



I was thinking it would taste like maple syrup candy, but it really doesn't.  Sort of like a hard caramel, pretty good but sticks to your teeth! :)
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