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Butter Taffy

Another variety of taffy flavored with vanilla is the one given in the accompanying recipe. It is called butter taffy because butter is used in a rather large amount for flavoring. It will be noted, also, that brown sugar and corn sirup are two of the ingredients. These, with the butter, give the taffy a very delightful flavor.


  • 2 cups light-brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn sirup
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Mix all the ingredients except the butter and vanilla. Place over the fire and boil until a brittle ball will form in cold water or a temperature of 260 degrees is reached. Just before the boiling has been completed, add the butter. Remove from the fire, add the vanilla, and pour in a thin layer into greased pans or plates. Cool, pull, and cut.


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Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Volume 5.

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