Friday, March 26, 2010

Something yummy to make with...Corn Syrup

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If you were needing to live strictly off your Food Storage, you really would want to have something sweet now and then! Corn Syrup is a main ingredient in many sweet treats. Here is one that the Rooster of the house makes every Christmas.


2 Cups Sugar

1/2 Cup light Corn Syrup

2 Egg whites

1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 Cup chopped nuts

1. Combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1/2 cup water in a 4 cup glass measure. Cook on Hi (Max power in the microwave) for 3 minutes. Stir thoroughly

2. Cook on Hi for 6-8 minutes, or until a small amount of syrup dropped in cold water forms a hard ball (250 degrees on candy thermometer. Do not leave thermometer in microwave oven while cooking.

3. While syrup is cooking, beat egg whites in a large bowl with electric mixer until stiff peaks form.

4. When syrup is ready, pour in a very thin, slow stream into egg whites. Beat constantly with mixer on high. Add vanilla and beat 6-8 minutes, or until mixture is stiff and loses its shine. Fold in nuts and drop mixture by teaspoonfuls on waxed paper. When cool, store in airtight container.

(Source:  Kenmore Microwave Cooking, Copyright 1979, pg 152).

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