You know, my blog posts are usually fully of witty (or not so witty) repartee, but today, I just don't have any. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Between my 1 year old's hour and 15 minute long well check appointment this morning, along with like 7 shots for him (poor guy...), and my three year old's desire to contradict and flout every thing I tell him to do, I just have nothing to say.
I am doing a lil' peanut circus theme birthday party for my son's first birthday, so I thought this would be something you would see at a circus. I have never made it, it looked like fun, so I thought, what the heck, why not. So, that's all the talking I have, on to the recipe.
Oh yea, and they taste pretty stinking good. They worked out well for me.
I got this recipe from a blog called Boiling Sugar.
They have an excellent step by step picture tutorial for doing this, so please check it out in the link above before trying it. I only changed one thing, and that was the addition of some baking soda, otherwise, the credit goes to them.
PEPPERMINT SALT WATER TAFFY
(Adapted slightly from Boiling Sugar's Salt Water Taffy)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- flavoring (extracts, oils, gourmet liquid flavorings)
- coloring (optional)
- Pastry brush
- 3-4 quart heavy saucepan
- buttered, chilled cookie sheet
- candy thermometer
- wooden spoon or plastic spatula
- moderate upper body strength, or a stretching partner