Monday, December 19, 2011

The Monday Recipe Blog

Happy Monday, everyone!  It's time for another Lois Elaine recipe!

This blog features Lois Elaine Mueller's recipes every Monday.   Lois' heyday was in the 1950's and 1960's, and her children swear she was the best cook that ever lived. Many baby boomers will remember these mouth-watering recipes, and these dishes are just as tasty today as they were in the sixties.

Nothing says winter and holidays like a batch of home-made hard candy!  If you haven't tried this with your kids, now is the time!

Lois Elaine's Hard Candy:

1/2 c. water
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. white corn syrup
1/2 t. food coloring of your choice
1/2 t. oil flavoring of your choice
Powdered sugar 

Stir together. Then cook without stirring until a hard crack stage, 290 degrees.  Remove from heat. Add food coloring. Mix quickly.  Add the oil flavoring and mix quickly.

Pour onto a cookie sheet, ungreased.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Don't put on counter, it will be HOT.  As it hardens, cut with scissors.

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