Old Time Penuche
|Firmly packed light brown sugar||4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs) (2 Pounds)|
|Evaporated milk||1 Cup (16 tbs) (Undiluted)|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Chopped walnuts||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
In large saucepan mix sugar, milk, butter, and salt.
Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.
Continue cooking until 238°F.registers on candy thermometer, or until a small amount of mixture dropped into cold water forms a soft ball.
Remove from heat and let stand until lukewarm (110°F.).
Add vanilla and walnuts.
Beat until mixture is thick and loses its gloss.
Pour into buttered 9-inch square pan.
When firm, cut into squares.
Makes about 3 pounds.