Ricardocuisine.com

Pulled Taffy (St. Catherine’s Day Taffy)

Personal Notes

Add your personal note

Preparation time
40 min.
Cooking time
10 min.
Waiting
15 min.
Output
About 6 dozen candies
Open in full-screen mode

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Generously butter a large 33 x 23-cm (13 x 9-inch) Pyrex dish. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, bring the sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, molasses, water, vinegar and butter to a boil. Cook over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 126 °C (260 °F). Remove from the heat, add the baking soda and stir with a wooden spoon just enough to incorporate. Pour into the Pyrex dish and let cool for about 15 minutes. The taffy should still be warm but not hot.
  3. When the mixture has cooled enough to be handled, pick up the taffy with buttered hands and begin to stretch and fold the taffy in half and then stretch it again. Repeat this step several times until the taffy fades in color and becomes golden, which take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Cut the mixture in half. Stretch one piece at a time, into a 1-cm (1/2-inch) in diameter ribbon. With oiled scissors, cut 2.5-cm (1-inch) long candies. Set on the baking sheet until you are ready to wrap them.
  5. Wrap each candy in a square of waxed paper.

Note

At the last step, if the taffy becomes too hard to be stretched, put it in the microwave oven for a few seconds.

Generously butter your hands to stretch the taffy.

Preparing this recipe with a friend makes it easier and more fun.
Cooking taffy must be done under the supervision of an adult.

Well packed, taffy keeps for weeks at room temperature.
 

Rate this recipe

Login to rate this recipe and write a review.

Login

Not a member yet? Sign up today, it's free!

You would also like

Candy Cane Bark

0 étoiles (0)
  • Preparation time: 30 min.
  • Total: 35 min.

Geneviève Everell’s Dessert Sushi

0 étoiles (0)
  • Preparation time: 45 min.
  • Total: 1 h 05.

Caramel and Nut Fudge

0 étoiles (0)
  • Preparation time: 15 min.
  • Total: 35 min.

Recipes

Lemon desserts

Lemon desserts

Delicious lemon dessert recipes

See more

Article

Ready, set... mayo!

Ready, set... mayo!

The chemistry of mayonnaise

See more

Video

Poaching an egg

Poaching an egg

See our technique

See more

Theme

30-minutes recipes

30-minutes recipes

Quick and easy!

See more