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                          DIVINITY AND VARIATIONS
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----BASIC DIVINITY-----
      1/2   c            Light corn syrup
    2 1/2   c            Sugar
      1/4   ts           Salt
      1/2   c            Water
    2                    Egg whites
    1       t            Vanilla extract
    1       c            Coarsely chopped nuts
                         -----HOLIDAY DIVINITY-----
      1/4   c            Chopped candied cherries
      1/4   c            Chopped candied pineapple
                         -----CHOCOLATE DIVINITY-----
    6       oz           Semisweet chocolate chips
    1       c            Nut halves (instead of
                         -chopped nuts)
                         -----GINGER DIVINITY-----
    6       tb           Water \ Instead of the
    2       tb           Preserved-ginger syrup / 1/2
                         -cup water
      1/2   c            Finely diced ginger
 
   Servings: 1 1/2 pounds
   
   DIRECTIONS: In saucepan mix corn syrup, sugar, salt and water. Cook,
   stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking, without
   stirring, until a small amount of mixture forms a firm ball when
   dropped in cold water (248-F). Beat egg whites until stiff, but not
   dry. Pour about half the syrup slowly over whites, beating
   constantly. Cook remainder until a small amount forms hard threads in
   cold water (272-F). Add slowly to first mixture, and beat until
   mixture holds its shape. Add vanilla and nuts; drop by
   dessert-spoonfuls onto waxed paper, or spread in buttered 9x9x2 pan,
   and when firm, cut in squares.
   
   HOLIDAY DIVINITY: Follow above instructions, adding candied cherries
   and pineapple with the nuts.
   
   CHOCOLATE DIVINITY: Follow above instructions, adding chocolate and
   nuts with vanilla after beating; then beat until well blended.
   
   GINGER DIVINITY: Follow above instructions, using the water and ginger
   syrup for the liquid. Add diced ginger with the nuts.
   
   Source: Mom’s old magazine clippings- 1940’s to 1970’s
   
   From: Sallie Austin
  
 
 
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