Mother made fudge at Christmas
(and sometimes at other times of the year as well)
My Aunt Pearl tried her hand at divinity
Unfortunately she failed more than she succeeded
But those years she did succeed . . .
My favorite homemade candy has to be divinity!
And like my dear Aunt, some years I was successful
Some years I wasn't
And then I met Betty Garton
And she gave me a lesson in divinity making!
The secret is the whipping of the egg whites and hot syrup
It takes a lot longer than you think.
Once done . . .
I use my smallest ice cream scoop to portion them out
The wonderful divinity morsels plopped on waxed paper
And the fudge . . .
My mother, who knew Clara Stover (of Russell Stover Candy fame)
says that the recipe we use is hers -- Clara's
I don't know if it is or not but it is a good creamy fudge!
We make treat bags of fudge and divinity to give
to our hairdresser, the mail man, the Vet, the girls at the bank
to luncheon guests
And some we . . .
Put in a dish to munch on after dinner
Homemade candy looks so elegant in a stemmed crystal candy dish!