Recipe by mollypaul
A dreamy confection from Fannie Farmer posted in response to a recipe request. For best flavor, let it mellow overnight. The cooking time is approximate. From David S. in Louisville: Candies are usually stirred constantly until they come to a boil. The sugar needs to be completely dissolved before it comes to a boil. After the candy comes to a boil you need to let it boil without stirring. It's also important that the candy cool down undisturbed to the proper temperature before beating it.
Directions See How It's Made
- Oil a jelly roll pan OR an 8 x 8 pan.
- Combine the sugar, cream and salt in a 3 quart heavy pot, stirring to blend well
- Place over medium heat and, stirring constantly, bring to a boil.
- Cover and let boil for 2 or 3 minutes.
- Uncover and wash down the sides of the pot with a pastry brush dipped in cold water
- Continue to boil over medium heat, WITHOUT STIRRING, until the syrup reaches the soft ball stage (234F)
- Remove the pot to a cooling rack and let cool to lukewarm (110F) WITHOUT STIRRING.
- Add the vanilla, whip until creamy, then spread in the oiled pan.
- To keep it creamy, cover the top of the candy with a damp cloth or paper towel for at least 30 minutes.
- Uncover, let set until firm and cut into squares.
- Store in airtight container.