Sponge Candy, Angel Food Candy, Fairy Food, Seafoam, Honeycomb, Hot Air Candy. This is another food with a gazillion names. Many people make it or buy it for Christmas.
Sugars and dark corn syrup are cooked with white vinegar and tempered with baking soda to make a crunchy candy that gets covered in chocolate.
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup dark corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon baking soda, sifted
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup Crisco
Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with parchment paper, and then butter it.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugars, corn syrup and vinegar. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves.
Turn heat to low/medium and cook without stirring to 295°F – 300 °F. (This may take up to 30 minutes). Immediately remove from heat and stir in scant 1 TBSP sifted baking soda.
Pour into prepared pan without smoothing it. Let it fall where it may. Put in a 225 °F oven for 10 min. Reduce oven to 170 °F for another 10 minutes. The candy will puff up and fill the entire pan.
When candy is cooled, use the tip of a heavy chef’s knife and poke it hard. It will break, and you will end up with random-size pieces.
In the microwave, melt chocolate and Crisco 45 seconds at a time until smooth when stirred. Dip candy into chocolate and let it harden on a wire rack. Put a piece of waxed paper, parchment paper or a cookie sheet underneath to catch the drips.
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By Tika for CHEW WANNA EAT? © 2015