I ADORE this time of year... don't you? My tree is up and glowing with twinkly lights, and my favourite Christmas music on, following my every step in the kitchen.
(and NO Mariah Carey's allowed - nope. I'll just stick to the classics.)
Here's a batch of divinity candy I made.
These are soft, billowy and perfectly sweet squares
that I've spiced with spicy candied walnuts.
and here's this year's favourite holiday discovery - CANDY COAL!!
This traditional Spanish candy is often flavoured with almond extract, but I opted
for star anise for a great licorice scent and flavour.
Above, I've rolled them in cocoa, and below I've rolled them
in crushed french macaron's. yes.
And lastly, peppermint salt water taffy.
If you're going to make this at home,
make sure you have a nice clean set of fibre
free gloves.. or prepare yourself for some ouchy hands.
This candy is a workout that really worth while.
Wrap you finished pieces in waxed paper,
or as I've done, unbleached parchment paper.