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Candy, Sweets and Treats

Some traditional southern recipes.  The source of these recipes is the Kentucky Receipt Book, published in 1903.  The author is Mary Harris Frazer.  It  would have been familiar to the early residents of Old Louisville

 

Popcorn Treats

Sugar Pop Corn.

Put into a kettle of white sugar, 3 tablespoons of water and 1 of butter. Boil until it is candy; then put in three quarts of popped corn. Stir briskly and remove from fire.

Popcorn Balls.

Three quarts of popcorn, 1 pint molasses. Boil molasses 15 minutes, have corn in a large pan and pour the boiled candy over and briskly, until well mixed, then form into balls with the hands.

 

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