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Penuche

Ingredients

1 lb. 2 oz. (3 cups) soft (light) brown sugar
pint (1 cups) milk
2 tablespoons (3 tablespoons) butter
Pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Pinch cream of tartar
2 oz. ( cup) nuts, chopped

Details

Makes: 18


Method

Combine the sugar, milk, butter, salt and vanilla essence in a 3 quart heat resistant bowl. Cook on HIGH, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved, about 5 or 6 minutes.


Stir well, then continue cooking until a sugar thermometer registers 240°F, 115°C, when a teaspoonful of the mixture dropped in cold water will form a soft ball.


Stir in the cream of tartar, then beat vigorously until the mixture is thick and creamy. Stir in the nuts and pour the mixture into a buttered 9 inch square tin. Cut into cubes when cold.

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