Lime Walnut Divinity
|Sugar||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Lime gelatin||3 Ounce|
|Water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Light corn syrup||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Lime juice||1 Tablespoon|
|Diamond walnuts||2 Cup (32 tbs), chopped|
In large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, water, corn syrup and salt.
Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
Cover and cook over medium-low heat 3 to 4 minutes.
Uncover and cook, without stirring, over medium heat until 248Â°F registers on candy thermometer (firm-ball stage).
Continue cooking and, at this point, in large heat-proof bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
Gradually beat in gelatin until stiff peaks form.
Beat in lime juice.
Cook candy mixture to 260Â°F (mixture will form a hard ball in cold water).
Beating at medium speed, slowly pour the hot syrup into the egg white mixture.
Do not scrape sides of saucepan.
Continue beating until mixture loses its gloss.
Quickly stir in walnuts and drop by large teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper, or turn into buttered 11x7-inch baking pan.
Let stand until firm, then cut into squares.
Store candy in tightly covered container.
Raspberry or Strawberry Divinity:
Substitute raspberry or strawberry flavored gelatin; use lemon juice instead of lime.