This is an old recipe that I first heard of from my mother's ex-boyfriend. He loved the candy. My mother and I had never heard of it, so we asked his mother. It turns out she got it from her great grandmother, and it's even turned up in the White House Cookbook. It doesn't sound like a holiday treat, but that's when these tasty fudge drops get made. Here's my version of Sea Foam Fudge.
- 3 C Sugar
- 1 C Water
- 1 T Vinegar
Mix in a Saucepan and boil to 238 degrees (or whatever temp soft ball is on your candy thermometer) , make sure it boils at this temperature for a little bit
2 Egg Whites stiffly beaten *note, I use grade A large
Add syrup to egg whites, beating continuously until mixture stiffens. Add 1 tsp Vanilla and 1/2 C to 1 C Chopped Nuts (I prefer cashews, but any will do…use Salt Free)on a lower speed on mixer. Continue beating until mix turns creamy and stiff. Turn into buttered (do not use oil or grease, it kills the stuff) or onto waxed paper in spoonfuls. The Waxed paper method is MUCH MUCH easier. This will make enough to fit into a medium sized cookie tin.
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