Thursday, December 22, 2011


Okay,  no keyboard on my laptop... And I thought it would only take me five minutes to put up my Yankee Belle Sponge Candy post, but all the pics are downstairs.


To make this easy:

1 cup sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 Tablespoon baking soda

Mix sugar, corn syrup and vinegar in 4 quart saucepan. Heat over medium high heat, stirring, until mixture forms brittle threads when dripped from a spoon...  Temp rises very quickly as the candy gets close to being done, so this is where I always burn a batch or two.

Once you have the candy to the right thread-dripping-and breaking temp, remove from heat, stir in 1 Tablespoon of baking soda QUICKLY (mixture will foam wonderfully, very scientific) and pour into a buttered cake pan or cookie sheet with sides. Let cool. Break or stab vigorously with knife (not even close to kidding!) to break into smaller, odd-sized pieces. (there was a great pic of this...oops)

Then coat with gently melted chocolate, milk or dark.


  1. Ruthy, so sorry about your computer!! I hope you're able to save it.

    I've still never had sponge candy! Or if I have, we call it something else here. I can't wait to try it!!

  2. And if I remember right, isn't there a very thin line between "done" and "burned"?!?

    I found some sponge candy in a store last week! Okay, it wasn't really as good as homemade, but not too bad. And then I find out my dear husband doesn't like it! Lima-beans-style hates it!

    I guess I'll get to eat the whole batch myself...

    Hope your computer recovers quickly, easily, cheaply and intact!

  3. Wait, isn't this the much-coveted sponge candy recipe? Why aren't there more visitors today?

    Now that my revisions are done and the book is submitted (yay!), I'll go out and see if I can round up some customers...

  4. Good for you, Jan!! Congrats on getting it sent in!!