Archive for ‘Candy’

August 13, 2010

Caramel Popcorn

Vi Shevkenek [nee Neufeld], from “Company’s Coming”

  • 1 c. unpopped corn kernels
  • 1 c. butter (Vi often uses hard Imperial margarine)
  • 2 c. packed brown sugar
  • ½ c. corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Whole almonds and/or pecans, toasted 5-6 mins at 350 (optional)

Pop corn in hot air popper and place in a large metal bowl with nuts if desired. (Make sure the bowl fits in your oven; if not, use roaster to bake.) In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter, sugar, and syrup. Heat and stir over medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour over popcorn. Bake at 250 for 1 hour, stirring every 12-15 mins. Cool thoroughly. Break apart and store in tin or ice cream buckets. Keep “cool” – not in fridge but can be frozen.

August 13, 2010

Fluffy Meringue

Eva Neufeld

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp cold water
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Beat egg white with cold water until whites hold their shape. Then mix together sugar, corn starch, and baking powder, and stir this mixture into egg whites until blended. Cover pie making sure that it touches the edges all around. Bake for 15 minutes at about 375. This is enough meringue for two small pies.