Full disclosure: this was pretty much a pintrocity. I’m not going to give the website, because it didn’t really go as easily as it was displayed, even though I followed the directions exactly. 😦 Still, I promised that I would show you whatever we made, even if it went terribly awry…
Let’s make some taffy.
Sugar and corn starch.
Not high fructose corn syrup.
I’m not promoting the health-value of either,
I just wanted you to know. 😉
Butter, water, sugar and salt.
‘Cause it’s salt water taffy, right?
Then, you let the temp. rise.
Here’s where I think this went amiss.
The directions said to get t up to 250,
but after we had issue with the mixture,
we researched a bit and learned that
the taffy should have been hotter.
But, hind-sight is 20/20…
I added the koolaid and vanilla and then,
poured it onto a greased pan.
Let it sit (and set) for about 20 minutes.
We buttered our hands and started to pull.
It was a huge mess.
Poor 007 could not get it to stay in a glob
and it was sticking to his buttery little hands.
He gave up, so I took over and tried to pull it.
It just would not hold shape.
After many attempts, I put it on some wax paper.
We put our ectoplasm in the fridge to congeal a bit.
It never grew up to be what we know taffy to look like,
It sure did taste like taffy.
Maybe, we’ll try again,
or maybe we’ll just buy some from the Jersey Shore…
31 pins to go.
Tune in next time to see our rock candy fail. 😉
Maybe we should avoid candy making…