Remember this one, Ol' Git? Molasses candy : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Those of you with children sitting around in the evening with no TV or Intendo, might get your kids involved in a taffee pull. You can use a "hobo" stove that they have made themselves.

Molasses Candy.....combine 1 cup of molasses, 1 cup of water , a pinch of salt. Boil( but do not stir) to hard ball stage. Remove from the fire and let stand until cool enuff to hold in well greased hands. After pulling for some time it will change from brown to a yellowish color. Cut into pieces.

Got Mole-asses??

-- Taz (, April 03, 1999


Um, we didn't have this in England, msainly because we don't have molasses. What we had was Treacle or Bonfire Night Toffee (black treacle = molasses, approximately). Don't be misled by the "toffee" bit, it turns out like hard candy.

1-1/2 lb brown sugar

8ozs butter

1lb black treacle [molasses]

1/2 [10 fl. ozs.] pint water

a pinch of cream of tartar

Put all the ingredients except the cream of tartar into a pan, cover & bring to the boil rapidly. When the toffee boils, add the cream of tarter, dissolved in a little cold water. Replace the lid, continue boiling for a few minutes longer, remove the lid, wash down the sides of the pan with a brush dipped in cold water, then boil to 260 degrees F (127 C) (or until a drop of the mixture forms a hard ball in cold water). Pour into oiled tins, allow to cool, mark with a knife & break into squares when cold. If you forget to mark with a knife, simply break into bite-sized pieces when cold.

-- Old Git (, April 03, 1999.

printed it and got it in my "post y2k" notebook. Thanks

-- Taz (, April 03, 1999.

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