Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sea Foam Candy

I tried this recipe for Sea Foam - it's old fashioned chocolate covered candy - my mom loves it. I made it for Thanksgiving for her. She doesn't remember to read my blog - LoL - so I can post it here before she knows about it:

I used an 8x8 pan to pour it into so the candy would be thick:
It tastes super yummy - fun, fun! This was my first attempt and I'll definitely make this again.

1 cup Sugar (I used Brown Sugar)
1 cup Dark Corn Syrup (I used Brown Sugar Corn Syrup)
1 tablespoon Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
Cook sugar, corn syrup and vinegar in heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves, 3 to 4 minutes. Stop stirring and bring candy to boil and continue cooking without stirring until candy reaches hard-crack stage (300 to 310 degrees on candy thermometer), about 9-10 minutes. Do not overcook. Remove candy from heat and quickly stir in baking soda. Pour into buttered 13- by 9-inch(I poured it in an 8x8 pan to get thicker pieces) baking pan but do not spread (candy wont fill pan). Let candy cool. Melt chocolate (I used 1 cup white chocolate chips & 1 cup semi-sweet) in top of double boiler over simmering water and set aside to cool. Break hardened candy into chunks and dip into melted chocolate. Place on wax paper until firm, about 30 minutes, or refrigerate. Store in airtight container.

. . . . and then Keaton was putting dishes away and 3 glasses fell and broke all over my candy on the counter =( I'm very, VeRy, VERY sad right now . . .

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Cailean said...

Perhaps you can salvage the non-glassy sides and eat it all? Yum :) But I'm so sorry :( I am always paranoid about that kind of stuff happening when I have newly-made food on the counter. My brother and I grew up eating that (family in other countries sent it) and I tried to make it a year or two ago but it just tasted burnt. I'd love your recipe!

fawndear said...

Darn that Murphy and his Stupid Law.

I guess the bright side is that it won't be hanging around to tempt you to eat it all. Because I'd eat it all if I made something sounding that yummy.