Saturday, September 29, 2012

Countdown to Christmas: The search for sponge candy

When I was a little girl, I absolutely loved sponge candy, but haven't been able to find it here in the US. Working in a chocolate store, I get many requests for different types of candy, and this is #1. So here are a few sponge candy recipes: they may be dipped in chocolate for that extra "something-something."

Sponge Candy
         sponge taffy chocolate

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda


In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, syrup, and vinegar; cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar melts. Cook without stirring until mixture is very brittle when placed in cold water, about 190° on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and add soda. Mixture will foam. Pour into a well-buttered pan. When hard, break into pieces. If desired, dip in melted dipping chocolate.
Sponge Taffy Chocolate Recipe (pictured above)
For a great tutorial, please refer to this Sponge Taffy Chocolate recipe 

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