Angel Food

If you ever wanted to attempt making candy, but were too intimidated to give it a try, this is an easy recipe to begin with.  The flavor of this crunchy candy is reminiscent of peanut brittle and Butterfingers.  My mother remembers my grandmother making tasty angel food for her when she was a child.

1 cup sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 pound milk chocolate

In a saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and vinegar.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves.  Cook without further stirring until the temperature reaches 300 degrees.  Remove from heat and quickly stir in baking soda.  Pour into a 9 x 13 pan lined with foil.  Do not spread candy; mixture may not fill entire pan.  When cool, break into bite-sized pieces.  Dip pieces into melted chocolate and place on waxed paper until chocolate is hard.

After you’ve mastered angel food, check out a book on candy making if you’re feeling brave enough for further experimentation!

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