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    Question Taffy

    Good afternoon from Iowa! Just went to the store to pick up some flour to make some homemade pie crust for a chocolate pie. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone had a good recipe for making homemade taffy? My husband just loves taffy from the fair and I was wondering if there was a way to make it at home? Thanks in advance for any taffy recipes you might have!

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    Lori posted this recipe on the forums a while back.

    Vanilla Taffy


    1 cup sugar
    2/3 cup light corn syrup
    1/2 cup water
    1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 tablespoon butter or margarine
    Butter a large platter or jelly roll pan. Combine sugar, corn syrup, water and cream of tartar in medium sized heavy saucepan. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil mixture without stirring until candy thermometer registers 266°F. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and butter or margarine. Pour into prepared platter or pan. Let candy stand until cool enough to handle. Butter hands. Gather up candy; pull between hands until it becomes satiny and light in color. Pull into large strips; twist. Cut into 1 inch pieces with scissors. To store, wrap each candy in plastic wrap and place in air tight container.

    Yield: 1/2 pound

    Here's another Cornelia posted.

    Saltwater Taffy
    (makes 1 1/2 pounds)
    Ari Rapkin

    2 c sugar
    1 c light corn syrup
    1 c water
    1 1/2 tsp salt
    2 Tbsp butter or margarine
    1/4 tsp oil of peppermint (optional)
    7 drops green food coloring (optional)

    Butter the sides of a 2-quart saucepan. In it combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking to 265 (hard ball stage), without stirring. Mixture should boil gently over entire surface. Remove from heat. Stir in butter or margarine. Add flavoring and food coloring, if desired. Pour into a buttered 15x10x1 inch pan. Cool about 20 minutes or till easily handled. Butter hands and pull candy until difficult to pull. Cut into fourths. Pull each piece into a long strip about 1/2" thick. With buttered scissors, cut taffy into bite-sized pieces. Wrap each piece in plastic wrap and store overnight.

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    Thanks!!! That sounds great!!! I am definitely going to be making him some of that for valentines day!!

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