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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Old-Fashioned Molasses Candy - First secure old-fashioned New Orleans molasses. This is far the most important and the most difficult part of the recipe. Then boil, allowing have an ounce of butter to each pint of molasses until it becomes brittle when dropped into cold water; add at the last about ten grains of soda, then turn out to cool. When partly cool it may be "pulled" if so desired, or it may have hickory nuts or black walnuts stirred in.

The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898

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