Welcome home! Winter is here and Christmas is quickly approaching! Join me in my quest to share my love of the lost art of cooking and preserving food history, posting recipes gleaned from years of teaching and experimenting on family and friends. My sense of humor may be a bit skewed, but no one should fear the kitchen! Take up your spatulas and frying pans! En gard! Bitte, all are welcome at my table.
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
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.