Southern Cream Taffy
"I found this recipe in a 1955 Hospital Auxiliary cookbook, submitted by Mrs. Gomer Thomas. The recipe sounds easy, but from what I understand it takes a very experienced candy maker. The taste is well worth it and the candy melts in your mouth." Recipe submitted by Ronda Smittle Platt.
3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 (1/2 cup) pound butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Let sugar and water come to a boil, then add milk in which soda has been dissolved. Add this slowly so syrup does not stop boiling. Put in butter the same way. Cook slowly to hard ball stage (252°F | 120°C).
- Pour out on a marble slab, metal table top, or greased platter sitting on top of ice cubes. Pour vanilla slowly over top. When cool enough to handle pull until white, then cut into pieces with kitchen shears.
Makes about 2 pounds.
Note: Do not make this candy on a cloudy or rainy day.