Post by chief_cook2 on Jan 17, 2003 19:49:38 GMT -6
2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup molasses 1/2 cup cold water 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons butter Method Combine sugar, molasses, water and vinegar in heavy 3 quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to a boil. Add cream of tartar and cook to very hard ball stage (260° F). Remove from heat; stir in baking soda and butter. Pour into buttered shallow dish. When cool enough to handle, pull it with the hands, until it is porous and light colored - takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Cut into 1 inch lengths and chill for a few minutes to harden. Wrap individual pieces in waxed paper, if desired.
Yield: 10 dozen 1 inch pieces.
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