Signature Dish of TammyM

Divine Divinity

Recipe by: Madeleine Divine

Makes 30 pieces

4 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup water
3 egg whites -- stiffly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts

Combine sugar, syrup and water. Place in a saucepan and cook over low heat until sugar is dissolved, without stirring, to 255F or until a small amount dropped into cold water forms a hard ball. Remove from heat; pour, beating constantly, in a fine stream into stiffly beaten egg whites. Continue beating until mixture holds shape and loses its gloss. Add vanilla and nuts. Drop quickly from tip of spoon onto waxed paper in individual pieces.

Tammy: This is the very best recipe for divinity that I know of (course, EVERYONE will tell you that, but in my case, it's TRUE ;-) ). It comes from a woman who lived next to my grandmother years ago. Her name was Madeleine, and she was a lovely woman, somewhat formal and devoutly religious. Every year, she would gift us with a box of this candy. Combat was waged amongst various family members over these confections!! The recipe is written in my grandmother's hand, and is aptly named "Divine Divinity" as Madeleine's surname really and truly was Divine (really and truly!!)

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