Looking for recipe for a candy, which was sponge like and the size of a 1 pd. loaf of butter, yellow in color, and melted in your mouth. Checked many stores that have the old fashioned candy, but to no avail. I've made the sponge candy but it's not the same, very hard. I wish I had an image to show you. This was way back in the 40's and 50's.
The recipe posted by maddhatterr is the one you want. It can also be found on astray recipes, then just type in sponge candy. The good old original one. We have a retro candy store in our city and I buy this every once in a while.
If you are looking for the candy. Yummies in Maine has it. They ship too. Enjoy.
They have the best sponge candy!
Stefanelli's ® Candies
3732 Sterrettania Road
Erie, Pennsylvania 16506
The recipies here seem to be like that for peanut brittle without the peanuts. I thought the person said the candy was like a sponge.
Strange. I'm eating Stefanelli's sponge candy as I'm typing this! It's the best!
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Old Fashioned Sponge Candy
Combine sugar, syrup, and vinegar in heavy sauce pan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
Then cook to 300° F. or crack stage. Remove from heat, stir soda in quickly, mixing up. (it will become frothy) Pour into buttered pan. Cool and break into pieces.
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Happy holidays, Julie (12/12/2005)
Cook sugar, corn syrup and vinegar to 300 degrees on candy thermometer, stirring often. Remove from heat; add baking soda. Mix well (this foams up-use large pan). Pour into 13x9 inch pan, buttered lightly. DO NOT BUMP PAN OR STIR. Let cool, break into pieces. Melt chocolate almond bark and chocolate chips and dip pieces. Set on waxed paper to dry. (12/16/2005)