Sunday, April 15, 2007

Old Fashioned Sponge Candy


1 cup sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
1 Tablespoon baking soda

1. Combine sugar, corn syrup and vinegar in large saucepan (dutch oven). Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Cover pan for 1 minute to allow the steam to wash down the sugar crystals that cling to side of pan, or wipe down with damp cloth.

2. Uncover; insert candy thermometer. Cook without stirring until 300* (hard crack stage-when syrup dropped in very cold water separates into hard and britte threads).

3. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Pour into a buttered 9x9x2"" pan. Do not spread, it will sort of spread itself. Cool in pan on wire rack. Break cooled sponge into pieces. Store 2-3 weeks in a tightly covered container with foil or plastic wrap between layers.


Genny said...

Thank you for posting this recipe.My great aunt, who is no longer with us,use to make this all the time for us when we were kids. Hers would never set up so we would always end up eating it with crackers LOL we didn't care we liked it just the same. Thank you for the trip down memory road. I might have to give this recipe a try myself.

Terri said...

Thank you Genny! If you try it, I hope yours sets up. If not...there are always crackers!:-)