MOTHER'S DATE LOAF CANDY(SALLYE)

Mother's Date Loaf Candy(sallye)

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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

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Serves:
makes 24 slices
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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

Step-by-Step

  1. Boil 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)
  2. Remove 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)
  3. Place 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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