Honey Peppermint Taffy CAI Dishes Mother Used To Make

I know that Valentine's is gone for another year but I forgot to post a scan of my vintage Valentine card. I collect pansy items and several years ago I bought a vintage card lot on eBay because it had some pansy cards. There where also some other floral cards. Luckily I came across them this year in time to display this Valentine.
In keeping with a sweet Valentine's theme this is a candy recipe from Dishes Mother Used to Make Cook Book. This is a Culinary Arts Insitute book copyright 1942. According to my cookbook collecting guide this is part of the series 101. The first twenty books were reprinted with different numbers and the books 121- 129 were new issues for 1942. My book is number 126.
Honey Peppermint Taffy
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn sirup
1/2 cup strained honey
Pinch cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vinegar
2 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
Combine sugar, sirup and honey. Heat until sugar is dissolved, then add cream of tartar and boil, stirring constantly for about 20 minutes. Add vinegar, butter and peppermint extract; heat to boiling, then pour into buttered pan. Pull when cool enough to handle and cut into pieces. Makes about 30 pieces. Wrap each piece in waxed paper.

1 comment:

Lidian said...

That recipe sounds quite nice - I love taffy! And I really love the Culinary Arts Institute cookbooks. That sounds like a lovely Valentine's treat.

I like the old postcard too - they are so much fun, I have just started to collect them. I don't know why I didn't before.