This weekend is a big fundraiser for Hogsmeade. And…well everyone should know by now my Aunt Taffy Lives there over Honeydukes and they lost the shop in the fire. I dunno what exactly is going to happen this Sunday but today’s recipe is in My aunts honour by teaching you how to make the sweet that is HER middle name. TAFFY… [editor’s note: also known simply as (insert flavour name) chews]
Her first name’s Magnolia but I couldn’t say that when I was little so she said we can call her Aunt Taffy instead. Not many people call her Magnolia these days in fact.
You will need!
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon orange, or other flavoured extract
- 8 drops any colour food colouring
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring cups
- Baking dish
- *optional* hook on the wall
- *Optional* sugar thermometer
- In a large saucepan, stir together the sugar and cornstarch. Add the butter, salt, corn syrup and water; mix well. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to mix in butter. Heat to 275 degrees F (134 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped from a spoon forms hard but pliable threads.
- Remove from heat, and stir in the vanilla, flavoured extract and food colouring. Pour into a greased 8×8 inch baking dish.
- When cooled enough to handle, remove candy from the pan, and pull until it loses its shine and becomes stiff. Pull into ropes, This is where you can use a hook or something to loop it on and pull and loop and pull and loop, it’s kinda repetitive but builds good arm muscles! OOOR you can use your wand for this step and pull it in the air.
- Use scissors to cut into 1 inch pieces. Wrap each piece in waxed paper.