Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Candy Store In Town!

We just discovered the new candy store in our area and it is so much fun! They have lollipops of all shapes and sizes, fudge (my weakness), giant jawbreakers on a stick, cotton candy, colored caramel popcorn, gelato and Dipping Dots, nostalgic candy like red, hotdog gum, Big League Chew and soda pop fizz candy, and the list goes on and on!

It is such a bright and cheerful place that my kids want to go back everyday!! So as not to break the bank we decided to make some candy of our own and my hubby found this amazing website http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/candy/recipe-taffy.html that explains the candy recipies. Our first attempt will be taffy!

I remember my brother and I making taffy with my great grandmother and mother one fall. Coloring it and stretching it was a blast. I have to admit that the recipie looks a bit challenging (I haven't been in the cooking mode in a while:). I'll let you know how it turns out!
What about you? Any favorite candy recipies? Favorite memories of making candy or going to a candy store? Tell me what you think of the Exploatorium website!
Have Fun!!!!
Jamie

2 comments:

Smilingsal said...

I had the greatest mom; she tried to gave us varied experiences. Once, she had us make taffy. I remember stretching that stuff; oh, it was HARD and it was HOT!

Thanks for allowing me to revisit my childhood.

Rel said...

What is taffy????????

I make my own fudge (the easy, cheat's way) so another reason to come down under, Jamie :)