Christmas dessert recipe — Divinity
You want to whip up a Christmas dessert, but you’re short on time due to shopping, parties, volunteer work and all those other things that keep you occupied this time of year? You want to make something that is somewhat unique, yet also traditional this time of year?
I’ve got a recipe that achieves all of that — divinity. For those of you who haven’t tried divinity, rest assured that this divine candy lives up to its name and then some. It’s rich, decadent and all those other things that you want in a good Christmas recipe, but it’s also very easy to make.
So, fire up that oven and get cooking. Your family and holiday guests will thank you.
2 2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup broken nuts (pecans)
Stir sugar, corn syrup and water over low heat until sugar dissolves. Cook without stirring, to 260 degrees on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a hard ball.
In a mixer bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Continue beating while pouring hot syrup in a thin stream into egg whites. Add vanilla, beat until mixture holds its shape and becomes slightly dull. Mixture may become too stiff for mixer. Fold in nuts. Drop mixture from tip of buttered spoon onto wax paper.
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Marci Nobles, a Benton resident, is a fantastic cook. Visit her on the Internet at The Crazed Wife Blog or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.