“Not to be made on a rainy or humid day. Divinity is very temperamental and will not turn out if the environmental conditions are not right, so only try to make this on a clear, comfortable, and dry day. Otherwise, it isn’t too hard to make.” – Calla Ferre
- 4 Cups Sugar
- 1 Cup Light Corn Syrup
- 3/4 Cup Water
- 3 Egg Whites Stiffly Beaten
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 Cup Nuts Broken
- Place sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved; then cook without stirring until thermometer reaches 255 degrees (Hard Ball Stage).
- Remove from heat and pour, beating constantly, in a fine stream into egg whites. Continue beating until mixture holds its shape and loses its gloss.
- Add vanilla and nuts. Drop quickly from tip of spoon onto waxed paper in individual peaks or spread in a buttered pan and cut into 1-inch squares when firm. Makes 8 dozen pieces.
Recipe – Calla Ferre – Recipe from Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook, 1956