Velvet Molasses Candy

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Appears in

The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book

By Fannie Merritt Farmer

Published 1896

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  • 1 cup molasses.
  • 3 cups sugar.
  • 1 cup boiling water.
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar.
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar.
  • ½ cup melted butter.
  • ¼ teaspoon soda.


Put first four ingredients in kettle placed over front of range. As soon as boiling point is reached, add cream of tartar. Boil until, when tried in cold water, mixture will become brittle. Stir constantly during last part of cooking. When nearly done, add butter and soda. Pour into a buttered pan and pull same as Molasses Candy. While pulling, add one teaspoon vanilla, one-half teaspoon lemon extract, few drops oil of peppermint, or few drops oil of wintergreen.