From Quebec - Pulled Molasses Taffy

From Quebec - Pulled Molasses Taffy

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This recipe is posted for play in Culinary Quest - Quebec. The recipe is from "Laura Secord Canadian Cookbook". A well loved book with many treasured recipes.

This recipe brings back many fond memories of making this with ma mere and grandmere, when I was a young girl. They would laugh and tease me because my hair was the same color as the taffy.

This treat is usually made on November 25th, the feast day of St. Catherine, the patron saint of unmarried girls.


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10 - 12
5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


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    2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
  • ·
    2 cups molasses
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    1 tbsp butter
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    2 tbsp vinegar
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    1/2 cup water
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    1/2 tsp baking soda

How to Make From Quebec - Pulled Molasses Taffy


  1. Butter a jelly roll pan thoroughly.
  2. In a large pan add brown sugar, molasses, butter, vinegar and 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is melted.
  3. Continue boiling, without stirring, until a drop in cold water separates into threads (260 F on a candy thermometer).
  4. Stir in the baking soda.
  5. Pour the mixture into the buttered pan. With a metal spatula, fold over from edges until cool enough to handle.
  6. Butter your hands and quickly pull and fold the taffy back on itself.
  7. Do this until the color starts to lighten, then twist, continuing to pull as long as possible.
  8. Twist into lengths and cut into pieces. (If the taffy becomes too hard to pull, warm in the oven for a few minutes).
  9. Wrap the individual candy pieces in wax paper.

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About From Quebec - Pulled Molasses Taffy

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Canadian

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