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Old 08-29-2006, 08:36 AM   #11
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I may be remembering the wrong color. It has been years ago. I guess I'll just have to make Lynan's recipe.
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Old 08-29-2006, 08:39 AM   #12
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My mum used to make Puff Candy ice-cream. She used to send us to one of the local Italian ice-cream shops and buy a huge bowl of their home-made vanilla ice-cream. She used to wait until it had softened a little and then crumble puff candy into it. It was wonderful with the hard pieces of puff-candy and the meltingly delicious ice-cream.

I think it's also known as cinder toffee.
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:19 AM   #13
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Is it similar to the inside of a Violet Crumble bar?
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:28 AM   #14
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Anyone from the Buffalo area will know this as 'sponge candy', covered with chocolate, and just melts in your mouth!
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:58 AM   #15
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This sounds like glass candy. Basically colored sugar. One time I tried to make blue glass candy when I was about 15 but I got impatient because the temp was rising too slowly and the stuff burned. No one wants brown glass candy!
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Old 08-29-2006, 10:04 AM   #16
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Its not what I know as glass candy. What I know as glass candy is clearish but golden shiny hard candy....this is matt and opaque, looking more like - sponge? Or pumice stone. It tastes and looks better than either of those though!
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:50 PM   #17
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This is a sponge candy recipe a great cook in Buffalo gave me!

SPONGE CANDY
1 cup sugar 1 T vinegar 1 cup dark corn syrup 1T baking soda

Combine sugar, syrup, and vinegar in heavy pot. Cook over medium heat, stirring, til sugar dissolves. Continue without stirring to 300 degrees (hard crack). Remove from heat, stir in baking soda. Pour into buttered 9x9 pan; when cool break into pieces and dip in melted chocolate.
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