Hey everyone!! I have been learning a lot about making candy! I’m not sure at the moment whether this is a good thing or not..Nevertheless here is a great recipe from Mommypotamus. This taffy is delicious! One of my favorite parts about the holiday season is that it is a season for giving which means I have an excuse to bake A LOT!
I have been so busy lately and sadly haven’t had time to keep up with this blog like I would like to. BUT I spent the day today baking and cooking so I could give you all more posts!
If you have never worked with sugar, this is a great starter recipe! It is so much fun pulling the taffy. I personally made a stringy mess…but that is what is great about it! It doesn’t need to be perfect!
NOTE: Make sure your pot is a medium size! My sugar boiled over and caught on fire because I used a small pan… WHOOPS! So be careful!
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup cream, preferably grassfed
- 1 ½ cups honey
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- candy thermometer
- medium pot
- medium baking pan
Note: These candies hold their shape for 1 day outside of the fridge. After that they soften and stretch out. They’re delicious that way, too, but if you want the pretty shape keep them in the fridge or freezer.
- Grease a medium-sized pan with butter and place in the refrigerator.
- In a medium-sized pot, combine cream and honey. The mixture will bubble up quite a bit so make sure there is a lot of room at the top, but you need the mixture to be deep enough to get a good reading with your candy thermometer.
- Cook over high heat and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes to a boil.
- Cook uncovered without stirring until a candy thermometer reads 280°.
- Remove from the heat and mix in the baking soda.
- Pour into your greased dish/baking pan, taking care not to scrape the sides of the pot. Now for the fun part!
- Wait for the mixture to cool down enough to handle.
- Stretch the taffy until it becomes lighter and has ridges.
- Braid the taffy in what ever way you would like!
- Then trim with a pair of scissors
- Wrap in individually wrapped wax paper. (makes about 20 pieces depending on size)