• National Candy Month - 1

    From Dave Drum@1:3634/12 to All on Mon Jan 23 16:26:00 2023
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    Title: Cactus Candy
    Categories: Five, Candies, Citrus
    Yield: 6 Servings

    2 qt Cactus cubes

    3 c Granulated sugar
    1 c Water
    2 tb Orange juice
    1 tb Lemon juice

    Select prickly pear cactus (or small barrel cactus if
    you own this type of cactus, since it's illegal to remove
    it from the desert). Remove spines and outside layer with
    large knife. Cut pulp across in slices one-inch thick.
    Soak overnight in cold water. Remove from water, cut in
    1" cubes and cook in boiling water til tender. Drain.

    Heat all ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Then add
    cactus. Cook slowly in the following syrup until nearly
    all the syrup is absorbed. Do not scorch!

    Remove cactus from syrup, drain and roll in granulated
    or powdered sugar. For colored cactus candy, any
    vegetable food coloring may be added to the syrup.

    From: Arizona Cookbook

    From: http://www.recipesource.com

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  • From Dave Drum@1:2320/105 to All on Tue Jan 16 16:34:00 2024
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    Title: Patience Candy
    Categories: Five, Candy, Snacks, Nuts
    Yield: 18 Servings

    4 c Granulated sugar
    1 c Milk
    2 c Chopped nuts; any kind
    2 tb Butter
    1 ts Salt

    Patience is a virtue, and you'll need it while you're
    stirring this candy. But if you fix in your mind the end
    result - a caramelized confection strewn with nuts - we
    think you'll agree that it's worth it. (This is a great
    family activity; everyone gets a turn stirring!)

    In a heavy saucepan or skillet, heat about one fourth of the
    sugar until melted and light brown (carmelized).

    In another saucepan, combine remaining sugar and milk; cook
    over medium-low heat, stirring until dissolved. Slowly add
    caramelized sugar, stirring constantly. Continue cooking
    until mixture reaches the soft ball stage; it will form a
    ball when dropped in cold water (234AoF to 236AoF). Remove
    from heat; add nuts, butter and salt; beat until creamy.

    Pour into well-greased 9 x 9 x 2-inch pan; cool before
    cutting into squares.

    Makes 18 servings.

    From: http://www.cookrecipes.com

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