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Once again a failed attempt on my part to create something. I realize what I did wrong though and will guide you through what not to do if ...
In a saucepan combine 2 cups of sugar and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch.
Add 2 tablespoons of butter.
Stir in 1 cup corn syrup, 3/4 cup water and 1 teaspoon salt. Turn stove on to "medium."
Stir this mixture and pay close attention to the heat. I have a gas stove that seems to run hotter than electric. My "medium" on the dial is ...
You will want to have the mixture simmering like the picture shown, nothing higher or lower. Do not stir while the mixture is reaching it's appropriate temperature, it ...
Here is where my first mistake occurred and I uttered, "uh-oh". The temperature was slowly climbing and I felt like it wasn't getting high enough fast enough so ...
While the temperature is rising you can prepare ahead by cutting your wax paper squares into pieces approximately 2" x 3x depending on how big you want the ...
When the soft-crack stage has been achieved, remove from heat and add your food coloring and flavoring. I wanted banana and used 1 teaspoon imitation banana flavor and ...
Next you want to pour it into a greased pan to cool. If you have little kids around you want to make sure someone else can watch them ...
Next you want to let it cool but ONLY long enough for it to get tolerable for you to pull. We are talking minutes here . . .
I gave my kid a juice-pop to munch on while I was messing with all this so he would stay out of my way . . but then ...
By the time I got around to trying to pull it I realized that I either needed a He-man or machine . . . it was way too ...
If it's apparent you are not going to have taffy, figure out what you can do. Like make a "blown glass" swan! If your taffy pulled correctly then ...
You could make the Loch Ness monster . . .
Roll your taffy pieces or hard candy pieces in waxed paper and twist the ends.
Put in air-tight jar for present-giving or self. I recommend the taffy stay with you and the candy go as a gift!
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