Old Fashioned Vinegar Taffy
ready in: 1-2 hrs
recipe id: 38434
cook method: stovetop
3 cups sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix sugar, vinegar, and water in a medium saucepan; stir well before putting on the stove.
Cook over low heat about 8 to 10 minutes until it reaches (228 degrees F) the softball stage. Add butter or margarine and vanilla.
Pour the mixture into a buttered platter and let it cool enough so you can handle it. Butter your hands well (important! keep enough butter on your hands otherwise you'll stick), pick up the blob and begin to pull it. The more you pull the whiter it gets.
When it has reached the right consistency, cut into small pieces with a pair of scissors (easier to use for this than a knife.)
You can add a few drops of food coloring or substitute another flavor extract (or both) for different colors/flavors.
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