The Late Memsahib's Molasses Taffy
1 Cup granulated Sugar
1 Bottle (1-1/2 Cups) Dark Molasses
2 tsp vinegar
1-1/2 Tbsp Butter
1/8th tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
Coating: Powdered Sugar
In a THICK 3-quart saucepan, mix molasses, sugar, and vinegar. Heat and stir CONSTANTLY until it reaches the hard ball stage.
Remove from heat. Add butter, salt and soda. Stir until foaming stops.
Pour into -a well-buttered pan. Pull the taffy by hand until it is light and stiff.
Using buttered scissors, cut into bite-sized pieces (1/2 diameter cylinders x 1 inch long. Roll in powdered sugar. Keep cool to prevent candy from sticking together.
Chef's Notes: This is actually more of a hard candy than it is a taffy. Pulling taffy is an art and great exercise. Be sure to butter your hands and have a couple of able helpers (also with butter on their hands.) makes a beautiful golden-colored brittle taffy.
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