Published Feb 08, 2010 in Candies

This old recipe was written on a lined index card and is quite yellowed with age, date unknown. Recipe is typed below along with a scanned copy.

Handwritten Hard Candy Recipe

Hard Candy

2 cups sugar
1 cup cold water
3/4 cup white corn syrup
Food coloring
pinch salt

Mix and heat slowly until all sugar is completely dissolved, then increase heat and cook to hard crack stage (300°). Remove from heat and add 1/2 teaspoon oil flavoring. Pour on well buttered platter. Let cool slightly. Scoot off onto nest of powdered sugar.

Cut from edges to center with scissors, work fast.

Note: Only oil flavorings should be used.

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