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    Hi,

    This terms 'Topic' at school for Hazel is sweet making - I know how to make sugar mice, sugarpaste flowers, chocolates of numerous varieties, filled and unfilled, fudge, toffee etc.... but how do you make taffy?

    Better yet - what is taffy?

    Thanks in advance!

    Terry

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    I thought Taffy was Toffee?
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    Me too just spelt differently

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    I think taffy is a sort of toffee/fudge cross. Very sticky and stringy.

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    wow! you know all that suar work? you must know how to make toffe?
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    Ingredients for Butter Taffy Recipe

    * 2 cups light brown sugar
    * 2 tablespoons water
    * ¼ cup molasses
    * 7/8 teaspoon salt
    * 2 tablespoons vinegar
    * ¼ cup butter
    * 2 teaspoons vanilla


    Instructions

    1. Boil first five ingredients until, when tried in cold water mixture will become brittle.
    2. When nearly done, add butter, and just before turning into pan, vanilla.
    3. Cool, and mark in squares.

    Found this recipe on t'internet, hope it's what you're looking for! Sounds like a lot of salt.
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    I suspect that recipe is for what the Americans (certainly available in San Francisco) sell as 'salt-water taffee'. It is lovely, reminding me of sweets I had as a child but can't remember the name of - sort of toffee but with a hint of caramel or fudginess. Yumm. I might well give the recipe a try sometime.

    I will post some fudge and toffee recipes later if you like. I also have recipes for peppermint creams (easy as no cooking) coconut ice and (somewhere) turkish delight. Let me know what you want me to search out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TPeers View Post
    Better yet - what is taffy?
    I'm married to one TPeers, though I don't think he'd be impressed that I was implying all Welsh peeps were a type of sweet
    Shortie

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