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My mother had recently taught me how to make home made Divinity from scratch( the kind you beat & beat a lot!) passed down from her mother. Since it had came out so well, I thought I would make it
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Candy Making 101

posted at 7/25/2010 2:45 PM EDT
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My mother had recently taught me how to make home made Divinity from scratch( the kind you beat & beat a lot!) passed down from her mother. Since it had came out so well, I thought I would make it at school in my home-ec. class. We were paired off and my classmate and I began. We were doing ok until we turned around to check the hot sugar mixture and it had gotten too hot. we tried to pour it anyway into the stiffened egg whites and low and behold we suddenly had brown sugary crystals instead of creamy white divinity. I stuck to just making it with my mom after that disaster.

Candy Making 101

posted at 7/26/2010 3:13 AM EDT
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You just never know what mistakes may happen. Live and let learn

Re: Candy Making 101

posted at 10/11/2010 12:30 PM EDT
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VICKI, SINCE YOU KNOW HOW TO MAKE CANDY. WHAT ABOUT SUGAR CANDY. I HAVE BEEN ASKING AROUND ON THE SITE. I SAW THE CAKE BOSS USE SUGAR AND WATER TO MAKE THIS SUGAR CORAL. HE MADE THE MIXTURE THEM POURED IT OVER ICE TO GIVE THE LOOK OF CORAL. ANY RECIPES IN MOM'S BOOK ABOUT THAT. I WANTED TO MAKE IT A WATER SCENE FOR PART OF MY SONS WEDDING CAKE.

Re: Candy Making 101

posted at 10/11/2010 1:44 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Candy Making 101:
I learned how to make Rock Candy as a kid.  The way we did it was to make a super heated solution of sugar water (keep gradually adding sugar to boiling water till it doesn't dissolve any more).  Put that mixture into a heat resistnant glass jar - large canning jars work great.  Then we suspeneded either a candy making stick or string into the jar, so that just the tip goes in the sugar solution.  Leave this to cool (seems to me we left it a couple days) and the 'rocks' grow up the stick or string.  If you want it colored, then add coloring to the water when you start.

Re: Candy Making 101

posted at 10/25/2010 4:50 PM EDT
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I love to make peanut brittle.  Some times we all have problems.

Re: Candy Making 101

posted at 10/25/2010 5:22 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Candy Making 101:
I love to make peanut brittle.  Some times we all have problems.
Posted by CAROL C


Smile  Believe it or not ---- I make peanut brittle - real peanut brittle - in my microwave.  It's VERY good and, oh, so fast.

Re: Candy Making 101

posted at 2/4/2011 9:10 AM EST
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I tried to make peanut brittle for the first time this year. It didn't get hard, maybe I didn't cook it long enough to get the temp high enough. It still was yummy.
I love Divinity, i think I'll wait to try that!

Re: Candy Making 101

posted at 2/14/2011 7:55 AM EST
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I never had much luck with candy making. Frown

Re: Candy Making 101

posted at 2/14/2011 9:54 AM EST
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Candy making I can do -- because I'm so very careful with measuring and the precious candy thermometer.

Re: Candy Making 101

posted at 2/14/2011 2:26 PM EST
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Nancy, A precious candy thermometer is a must in candy making. I also have a backup
one in case the first one breaks or isn't working. I would hate to have to run to the store
in the middle of something.

Re: Candy Making 101

posted at 4/8/2011 5:11 AM EDT
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No doubt it still tasted good.

Re: Candy Making 101

posted at 4/8/2011 6:54 AM EDT
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Tasting  good ...... that's a good thing about making divinity - its texture might not be perfect but it still tastes good.

Re: Candy Making 101

posted at 4/8/2011 9:15 AM EDT
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I have a friend thats makes the best fudge and it is the best.

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