Salt Water Taffy
This famous candy is sold all along the Boardwalk at Atlantic City, New Jersey.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2/3 cup white corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Food coloring
- Flavoring extracts (vanilla, almond, orange, peppermint, etc.)
- Mix sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Stir in corn syrup, butter, water and
salt. Cook over moderate heat until mixture reaches 254 degrees F or until a few
drops tested in cold water form a ball which holds its shape.
- Remove from heat; add a few drops of food coloring and flavoring extract, and
pour onto a buttered platter. Cool until it can be handled comfortably.
- Butter your
hands and pull the taffy until it is light in color and firm enough to hold a shape.
Stretch into a roll about 1 inch in diameter and snip off bits with kitchen shears.
- Wrap each piece in wax paper.
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