Sea Foam Candy
From Cook's Country
Sea Foam Candy recipes are a classic Southern confection of a bygone era. These sweetened meringue candies are flavored with brown sugar, pecans, and vanilla—and can be achingly sweet. We found a candy thermometer essential to the remaking of this recipe. Roughly equal parts of white and brown sugar provided our Sea Foam Candy recipe with the most even sweetness and richest flavor. For the richest nut flavor, we toasted the pecans before folding them into the sugar and egg mixture. And finally, a splash of white vinegar cut the sugar’s sweetness and sharpened the Sea Foam Candy’s flavor.
Make about 3 dozen 2-inch candies
You'll need two pieces of equipment to make this confection: a standing mixer and an instant-read thermometer that can read high temperatures. (A candy thermometer is ideal; see related testing.) These candies must be prepared on a dry day or in a dry, cool environment; they will not set up properly in hot or humid conditions.
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