Angel Food (Guest Post by Kirta Carroll)

This is a guest blog post as much as it is an apology letter.  This holiday season, I ate a piece of Angel Food Candy that Gretchen had claimed as hers for dessert later on that evening. And it happened to be the last piece we had in our house.  In my defense, the candy was left in a communal bowl so it appeared to be up for the taking. Also, I brought my two-months old baby home to Wisconsin with me, so I wasn’t sleeping much and quite honestly, deserved whatever I wanted for traveling to -25 weather with a newborn.

That’s not much of an apology, I guess. But I did feel bad that Gretchen didn’t get to enjoy the tradition of Angel Food Candy during the holidays – it’s so delicious! This family fiasco inspired me to make it – not only was it easy, it was better than any store bought kind!  For Christmases to come, we can quickly solve any shortages with a few ingredients and a little bit of effort in the kitchen. Peace, at last.

Recipe

Boil your sugars and the dark brown syrup until they reach 300 degrees on a candy thermometer. Watch closely – this will take about 15-20 minutes after it starts boiling. Once you reach the desired temp, quickly pour in the 4 tsp of baking soda (have it measured and ready)!  Pour the ingredients, while they are still bubbling, into a 9x13 buttered pan. Let it sit for awhile until it’s completely hard.  Take it out of the pan once hardened and break into pieces! I think the bigger the better, because I like to eat big pieces of candy.

Then, take your chocolate and microwave it with the 1 Tbsp of butter until it’s of dippable consistency. (You know what I mean). Dip your pieces of sponge candy into the chocolate, let dry.. and enjoy. 
Be sure to save a piece for your sister.

***Gretchen's note:  Kirta at least had the decency to send me some of this after what she did to me at Christmas, and it is DELICIOUS. So much better than the store bought version.

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