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Old Fashioned Taffy

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  Sugar 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon

Combine all ingredients except vanilla in a small Dutch oven; cook over low heat, stirring gently, until sugar dissolves.
Cover and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes to wash down sugar crystals from sides of pan.
Uncover and cook over medium heat, without stirring, to soft crack stage (270°).
Remove from heat.
Stir in vanilla.
Pour candy onto a buttered 15 x 10 x 1 inch jellyroil pan or slab of marble.
Let cool to touch; butter hands, and pull candy until light in color and difficult to pull.
Divide candy in half, and pull into a rope, 1 inch in diameter.
Cut into 1 inch pieces; wrap each in wax paper.

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Side Dish

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