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As I said in my blog hop, I was going to put a recipe for divinity but couldn’t get it to work. I’m not sure why so I am reposting it now, for this hump day hook! Speaking of which, I decided to take this week’s paragraph from my novel An Innocent Heart. Harry is on the trail of the man who murdered his best friend and his wife, and though he;s met a woman who can heal his soul, his quest for vengeance blinds him to her love.
Harry looked from his desk out the window, absently noting the frost
surrounding the panes of glass. Winter had set in with a nasty vengeance.
Christmastime would be upon them in no time. The holidays brought Louisa
to mind and Harry gave a frown. After almost four months apart, he should
have forgotten the way her dark eyes lit up with amusement or darkened to
black pools when angered. He should not have remembered how perfect her
freckles were on the bridge of her pert little nose. He definitely should not
be getting aroused by the memory of her breasts straining against her shirt,
the damp skin making the material cling to the rounded mounds.
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- 4 cups sugar
- 1 cup white corn syrup
- 3/4 cup cold water
- 3 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
DirectionsIn a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Stir only until sugar has dissolved. Do not stir after this point. Cook syrup mixture until it reaches 250 degrees F on a candy thermometer, bringing it to a hard ball stage.
While the syrup is cooking, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Once the sugar mixture reaches 250 degrees F, carefully pour a slow steady stream of syrup into the stiffly beaten egg whites, beating constantly at high speed. Add the vanilla and continue to beat until mixture holds its shape, approximately 5 minutes.
(You can mix in 2 cups Pecans at this point if you’d like)
Using 2 spoons, drop the divinity onto waxed paper, using 1 spoon to push the candy off the other. This may take a little practice because the technique is to twirl the pushing spoon, making the candy look like the top of a soft serve ice cream. If the candy becomes too stiff, add a few drops of hot water. You will need to work fast when making this type of candy. After you spoon the cooked sugar and nuts onto the waxed paper, you're done. Cool the candies on racks completely. You can store them in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.