Peggi Anne Tebben Recipe

OLD FASHIONED PENUCHE

By Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen


Rating:
Serves:
36 (1 1/2" pieces)
Comments:

A 100 year old dear friend of mine gave me this recipe about 8 years ago before she died.
She was still making it the year before she died.

Ingredients

2 cups brown sugar (packed)
1 cup sugar
1 cup cream (20%)
2 tbsp. light corn syrup
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
* 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine first 5 ingredients in saucepan.
2
Stir over med. heat to dissolve sugar.
3
Cook to 234° or until a little dropped in cold water forms a soft ball. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat.
PEGGI'S NOTE: This only took about 5 minutes to reach the soft ball stage for me,once it started to boil, which is 250° on my candy thermometer. I tested it at 234° & it still would not form a ball until 250°.
4
Add... butter.
5
Let stand without stirring until bottom of pan is lukewarm (120°).
PEGGI'S NOTE: This took about an hour to cool to 120°. If forming into nut roll, add vanilla now & continue to cool until all the way cool & pliable enough to knead. This took me 2 hours of cooling total to form into somewhat of a log. Then I wraped in wax paper & froze for 30 minutes. Then rolled in nuts.
6
ADD...vanilla.
7
Beat until creamy.
8
Mix in ...1/2 cup chopped nuts.
*Toast pecans or walnuts in 250° oven for 1 hour first.
9
Pour into greased 8 or 9" square pan.
Cut into squares.
10
This is another way to prepare this as suggested in an old cook book.

EASY NUT ROLL: Turn out cooled fudge onto buttered waxed paper. Knead or fold over several times. Shape into 12" roll. Place on waxed paper covered with
cut-up nuts. Roll up in the paper. Chill. Slice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts

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51 Comments

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Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen
Jan 30, 2012
Hope you like them Deborah!
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Deborah Brown colin2134
Jan 29, 2012
I can't wait to make this. I am in love with this candy. I use to buy them all the time. Now that I have the recipe I will be making them. Thank you so very much for passing it on.
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Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen
Oct 13, 2011
LOL, sorry!!
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Bruchell Keys-Toyfoya blessings1
Oct 13, 2011
Hi Peggy I;m sorry this is a cake on the same order as pound or spice sorry I do not have a better description all I know the cake you would have to let it set before cutting and it had a carmel icing
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Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen
Oct 13, 2011
Thank you Bruchell! Some people don't know what they are missing. I don't have a formal recipe for potato cakes. I just use mashed potatoes, flour, salt, pepper & eggs. Mix it up & pan fry it.