Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Another Great Year!

I know it's been awhile since my last post. I've been busy selling cheese, and cooking, cooking and more cooking! This year for Christmas, I decided to make homemade goodies to give away. Some of the things I made were handpoured German Beeswax ornaments (which I love, love, love!) and of course candy! Some of my recipes came from my big collection of Amish cook books. If I am looking for a recipe that I know is going to be good, I try to use one out of an Amish cookbook. Besides making the candy, (which consisted of coconut patties, choco covered cherrys, peppermint bark, peanut clusters, choco covered pretzels and choco covered animal crackers) I also made choco dipped candied orange peels, biscotti and caramel corn. Whew! Exhausting yes, but what smiles did I put on the recipients faces. ;) Here is the recipe for Amish Caramel Corn (this by far is the best in my opinion)

2 sticks butter

2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

6 - 8 quarts or 6 - 8 bags of microwave popcorn

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Melt butter; add sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add baking soda and vanilla. Pour over popcorn and mix well. Bake on greased baking sheets for 1/2 to 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes while baking. Let cool and then store in air tight container or bag up as gifts.

1 comment:

  1. I am enjoying your blog and the wonderful recipes. Thanks for sharing.