MOTHER'S DATE LOAF CANDY(SALLYE)

Mother's Date Loaf Candy(sallye) Recipe

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@grandedame

My mother made this every year for the holidays. I always thought it was some exotic mystery thing, because she kept it wrapped in a damp towel on top of the fridge (I think the towel might have been saturated in whiskey but not sure). Anyway, we were not allowed to touch it; she only gave us a small piece now and then.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
makes 24 slices
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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2 c
sugar
1 c
milk (mother used canned evaporated milk)
1 tsp
butter
1 c
chopped dates
2 c
chopped pecans

How to Make MOTHER'S DATE LOAF CANDY(SALLYE)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Boil sugar and milk until the mixture forms a soft ball in water (or 236º on candy thermometer)

    Add dates and pecans and cook until a firm ball forms in water (or 240º on thermometer)
  • 2Remove from heat, add butter and let stand until lukewarm

    Beat with wooden spoon like fudge until mixture begins to thicken

    Pour onto a damp cloth and roll into a loaf (in damp cloth)
  • 3Place in refrigerator until cold and firm, then slice

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About MOTHER'S DATE LOAF CANDY(SALLYE)

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




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