Divinity

Dec. 10th, 2004 03:16 pm
ext_28822: Alan Lee's Frodo sketch from ROTK (Chef)
[identity profile] sila-lumenn.livejournal.com
Well, my Martha Washingtons are chilling. Now they just need to be dipped. Tomorrow or Sunday I'll make divinity. Divinity is my signature candy, I'll make at least three batches. Every Christmas when daddy arrives, the first thing he says is "where's the divinity?" What can I say? He's old. We humor him. ;)

This recipe is simple, but once things start moving, they move very fast. I recommend reading completely through the recipe and becoming familiar with every step before beginning. You might find you don't have time later.

DIVINITY

2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 cup chopped candied fruit (optional)

In a heavy 3-4 quart saucepan stir together sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves and mixtures boils. Reduce heat to medium and cook, without stirring to 260F on candy thermometer. Mixture should boil gently over entire surface. Remove saucepan from heat. Immediately begin to beat egg whites until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Gradually pour 1/3 hot syrup in a thin stream over egg whites, beating constantly on hight speed of electric mixer. Pour egg white and syrup mixture back into saucepan and continue beating. Add vanilla. Continue to beat on high speed of electric mixer until candy holds its shape when beaters are lifted. This should take about 5-6 minutes. When candy is beaten enough, mixture will stay mounded in a soft shape when a spoonful is dropped onto waxed paper. If mixture flattens out, beat a minute more and check again. The mixture is over-beaten if it is stiff to spoon and the surface is rough. If mixture is too stiff, beat in hot water, a few drops at a time, until candy is a softer consistency. When candy holds it's shape, stir in fruit and nuts, if desired. Quickly drop candy by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Cool. Store tightly covered.
ext_28822: Alan Lee's Frodo sketch from ROTK (Chef)
[identity profile] sila-lumenn.livejournal.com
This is my favorite holiday candy. They're very easy to make, but I only make them at Christmas since there is so much tedious work involved. The results are worth it, though.

MARTHA WASHINGTONS

7 oz. sweetened, flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 stick butter or margarine
2 lb. powdered sugar
12 oz. chocolate chips
1/8 lb. (more or less) paraffin

Mix first five ingredients together in a large bowl. Using your hands works best. Roll into small balls. Chill 1 hour. Insert a toothpick into each candy. In a double boiler over low heat, melt chocolate chips and paraffin. Dip candy into chocolate mixture and place on waxed paper to set. Remove toothpicks and dab a bit of chocolate mixture over the holes. Makes approximately 100-125 candies.
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Yay! Another place to share recipes. ::smile:: For my intro recipe I'll start with dessert. ::grin::

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Yay! Another place to share recipes. ::smile:: For my intro recipe I'll start with dessert. ::grin::

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