Thursday, September 22, 2011

Grand Operas - 1936

2 cups sugar
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
4 Tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup broken pecans
4 squares Baker's chocolate

Combine sugar, cream, milk, corn syrup, and salt, and heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture boils, stirring constantly. Continue cooking, stirring constantly. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until a small amount of syrup forms a soft ball in cold water (234 degrees F). Cook to lukewarm (110 degrees F) and add vanilla. Beat until mixture begins to thicken; then add nuts and continue beating only until mixture loses its gloss. Turn at once into greased pan, 8x8 inches. Cool. Heat chocolate over boiling water until partly melted; then remove from boiling water and stir it rapidly until entirely melted. Pour over candy. Cool until firm. Cut in squares. Makes 64 pieces.

Source: Chocolate Candies You Can Make, copyright 1936, General Foods Corporation

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Crystal-I was going to start planning my new diet today. Scratch that. I've got to try this instead;)

If I could master the art of making chocolate candies I would a very happy girl;)