Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Depression Era Butterscotch

This was not a hard butterscotch, but it wasn't exactly soft either. It reminded us of a cross between molasses taffy, and Mary Jane candy (without the peanut flavour). Mr. ETB really liked it, I did too, but I wouldn't call it butterscotch.

You Will Need:

1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup molasses (I used full flavour)
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 tablespoons boiling water
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Butter an 8x8 pan

Combine sugar, molasses, vinegar and water in a medium pan. Cook, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Then, without stirring, cook to 250 degrees F. Add butter, and cook again to 272 degrees F. Remove from heat, add vanilla and quickly pour into pan. When cool, cut-in squares with a knife. When cold, break apart. About 1 pound.

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