Ben Johnson from Roundhill, Kentucky, Your memories of The Grand Ole` Opry back in 1955 are past. It is time you begin to make “new” memories with one of these Cream Candy recipes. To be shared with children and grandchildren. Gary Millwood, Louisville. Kentucky
Kentucky Cream Candy
1 cup of water
1/2 cup butter or margarine
Combine all ingredients.
Cook over medium heat but do not stir after mixture starts to boil.
Continue boiling until mixture reaches 265 degrees on a candy thermometer.
Pour on a cool hard surface.
As edges cool, push toward center once.
When cool enough to handle, pull with buttered hands (Keep hands cool with damp cloth).
Pull and fold over in a half twist.
When pulling is completed, cut into pieces with scissors.
Makes approximately 30 half twists. Candy is not hard like taffy but has a softer and smoother consistency.
This candy melts in your mouth.
Old Cream Candy Recipe
3 cups sugar
1 cup boiling water
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 stick butter or margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
In a large, heavy saucepan, combine 3 cups sugar, 1 cup boiling water; cook over low heat to 234°, soft ball stage. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, combine milk, soda, and butter; bring just to the boiling point. When the first mixture gets to soft ball stage*, add the second mixture. Continue cooking, to 258°, hard ball stage. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
Pour on a cool hard surface. Begin to pull as soon as candy is cool enough to handle with hands. Pull until candy begins to harden. Stretch into long, thin rope. Cut with scissors. Wrap in cellophane wrappers. Makes about 1 1/4 pounds.
*To Test for Soft Ball Stage
A small amount of syrup dropped into chilled water forms a ball, but is soft enough to flatten when picked up with fingers (234° to 240°).
: My father Ben Johnson is from Roundhill
: ky,He is searching for a recipe called
: cream candy, his sisters Purchased
: some @ The Grand Ole` Opry back in
: 1955 and a little lady sold home made
: candy on the side of state road 259
: between Leitchfield nd Bee Springs Ky
: if any one has a recipe or remembers
: this please respond to Ben Johnson
: @Johnsonfamilyky@insightbb.com or 1298
: belmont rd lebanon jct ky 40150
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