Makes 1 pound
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 egg white + a pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup walnuts
In a medium saucepan, place sugar, corn syrup and water. Cover and bring to a boil. DO NOT STIR!!!!
Boil for 2 minutes. Remove cover and cook until mixture reaches 238 degrees on a candy thermometer (or soft ball stage). Remove from heat. Let rest for 5 minutes.
Beat the egg whites and salt until stiff. Pour syrup in to egg whites in a slow, steady stream, beating vigorously. Flavor with vanilla and add nuts. Beat until it loses its "shine".
Drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper. Allow to cool completely.