7.29.2013

Honey-Cream Taffy Recipe


We made this homemade candy for Pioneer Day and it was so yummy we had to share the recipe. It's a rich, honeylicious taffy that's chewy and super sweet, and fun to make too. 

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup honey
  • Pinch of baking soda (a scant 1/8 tsp)
  • Salted butter

Directions

Grease a medium-sized pan with butter and set aside.

In a medium-sized pot, combine cream and honey. (Make sure to use a medium pot, if it's too small it will bubble over the edges.) Cook on "high" while stirring with a wooden spoon, until the mixture begins to boil. Then set the spoon aside and clip on your candy thermometer, and cook without stirring until your thermometer reads 280° F.



Remove from the heat and mix in the baking soda. Pour into the greased pan. Allow to cool for a few minutes. Check it every now and then--it's ready for the next part as soon as it's cool enough to handle comfortably with your hands.



Next, butter your hands generously and scoop up the taffy mixture. Stretch and pull it for a few minutes. When it firms up a bit and holds shapes a bit better, and is a bit lighter in color and more glossy-looking, it should be ready. Roll it out into a rope (or design it in a cool twist or something, if you're cool like that), and place on buttered parchment paper. Using a buttered knife or buttered cooking shears, cut the taffy into small pieces. Wrap in parchment paper and store in a cool place.




Slightly Adapted from Source

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