Saltwater Taffy


1 cup sugar
1 tbsp. cornflour
2/3 cup white corn syrup
1/2 oz. butter
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp. salt
Food coloring
Flavoring extracts


Mix sugar and cornflour in a saucepan. Stir in corn syrup, butter, water and salt. Cook over a moderate heat until mixture reaches 254°F or until a few drops tested in cold water form a ball which holds its shape. Remove from heat, add a few drops of food coloring and flavoring extract, and pour on to a buttered platter. Cool until it can be handled comfortably. Butter your hands and pull the taffy until it is light in colour and firm enough to hold a shape. Stretch into a roll about 1-inch in diameter and snip off bits with kitchen shears. Wrap each piece in wax paper.