Old Fashioned Molasses Pull Taffy
|Firmly packed brown sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Cream of tartar||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
|Molasses||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Combine the sugar, water, and cream of tartar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
Stir together over low heat until the sugar dissolves.
Cover, boil 3 minutes, uncover.
Boil slowly 9 minutes without stirring.
Add the molasses, butter, and vinegar.
Boil over medium heat to the hard-crack stage, 300 degrees.
Add the vanilla.
Pour immediately onto a large, well-greased tray or marble slab.
As the edge of the candy firms and cools, turn it into the centre with a spatula.
When cool enough to handle, butter your hands, roll the candy into a ball, and pull the taffy until it is beautifully straw-coloured.
Pull and twist into ropes 3/4" in diameter.
Cut into 1/2" pieces with greased kitchen shears.
Cool and wrap pieces individually in waxed paper.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 2194 Calories from Fat 215
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24 g37.6%
Saturated Fat 15.4 g77.1%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 64.5 mg21.5%
Sodium 161.9 mg6.7%
Total Carbohydrates 507 g169.1%
Dietary Fiber 0 g0%
Sugars 486 g
Protein 0.8 g1.6%
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C
Calcium 55.6% Iron 40.1%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet