12 days of Christmas Cookies: Day 12
This is the last holiday recipe of the year. Can I get a “Hallelujah?”
Amen, Brothers and Sisters!
I bring this recipe forth today, as it has been said by others that it is Divine, that it is the Divinity. Can I get a “Hallelujah”?
The moral of the recipe is that one can find the Divine in anything – a child’s smile, the song of a bird, and yes, even a recipe thats primarily egg whites, granulated sugar and corn syrup. Can I get yet one more “Hallelujah”?
Amen, Sisters and Brothers.
Alas, the recipe I used resulted in really thin divinity, so I’ve altered the recipe so as to provide the congregation with thicker, more sinful, cuts of the white fudge.
‘Cause that, my friends, is the true meaning of Divine – Something so wonderful that it seems that it seems wicked.
Happy Holidays everyone!
Note the sorry state of the divinity in the picture. The recipe instructions below tell us where I went wrong.
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
In a medium saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, and hot water. Cook and stir till sugar dissolves and mixture comes to boil. Stop stirring and let the sugar come to temperature.
Cook, without stirring until 250 degrees F is reached.
In a large, steel or glass mixing bowl, beat 2 egg whites with salt until stiff and forms peaks. Pour a constant stream of the syrup slowly over the egg whites.
Beat on high for about 5 minutes or when soft peaks form. Make sure the divinity loses it’s gloss and holds its shape. This is where I failed, and you can see the results in the picture.
Finally, mix in the walnuts.
Spread in a lightly greased 8″x8″ pan, and cool before cutting.
Makes 9-16 pieces of divinity