This is my grandma's recipe for divinity
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup corn syrup
3 cups sugar
Pinch of salt
2 egg whites
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) I use either pecans or walnuts
Beat egg whites in glass or plastic bowl until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
Stir in a pot with a wooden or plastic spoon the water, corn syrup, salt and sugar. Heat over high and stir regularly. Heat until candy thermometer reads 250 degrees. When it reaches 250 degrees pour into the bowl that has the egg whites while beating with electric mixer. (It’s easier with someone helping)
Beat mixture on high until it changes from shiny to dull. This takes awhile. Just when you think it is never going to get dull, it will. ;D Your mixer may even have trouble mixing it when it gets to this stage. Add nuts right away and start spooning onto waxed paper or spread into a greased 9x13 pan. If using a pan, wait until it cools completely before cutting it into squares.
Remember if you are having a humid day or if it's raining, your divinity may not turn out. I've heard if you decrease the water on a humid or rainy day it works. I live in the desert so I have very few humid or rainy days to worry about so I've never tried this. Also, I've heard that you should never use a metal bowl or spoon but I have used my Kitchenaid mixer with a metal bowl and been successful.
Good luck and let me know how yours turns out. Ü
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