Homemade Pull Taffy!
NOTE: taffy can only be made when the temperature outside is below freezing. Taffy is pulled outside!
- 4 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbs white syrup
- dash of salt
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 stick real butter
- vanilla flavoring
Level of difficulty Difficult
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 30mins
Cost Average budget
Combine sugar, water, white syrup, and salt and cook until the temperature reaches 240F. Use a candy thermometer. Add 1/2 tsp of baking soda to 1 c milk warmed in microwave. Then alternate adding 1 tbs milk / baking soda mixture and 1 tbs butter to mixture. DO NOT STIR. Cook to 260F. Remove from heat.
Pour mixture onto buttered cookie sheet. Add 1-2 caps of vanilla flavoring.
Set pan outside in the cold and pull corners of taffy on pan.
Once able to pick up from pan,twist and pull taffy on a buttered hook that's outside. Use butter as needed to pull the taffy. Pull until hard. The color of the taffy should look like a shade of light blonde. Then bring pulled taffy inside to cut into pieces. Wrap pieces with wax paper.
Let the taffy set for a couple days until soft and creamy!
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Chef Tips and Tricks
These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are easy to make and super delicious!
- 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
- 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
- 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 cup / 150g of flour
- 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
- Salted caramel
- Melted dark chocolate
In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.
Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.
Chill for 30 minutes.
Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.
Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.
Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.
Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.
Remove from oven and let cool.
Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.