I love a good challenge, especially in the kitchen. With no formal training, pretty much everything I try in my kitchen is a new-to-me experience … including this saltwater taffy. Up until now I’ve never even considered making taffy. Every year I fill up on a one pound box of Sutter’s Taffy at the State Fair. It’s perfection, so why mess with that?
Well … because I can. Ha!
So making this saltwater taffy … it’s not overly complicated if you have a few basic tools and an hour or so of free time. Yet somehow I still managed to mess it up, a little.
The cooking, cooling, folding and pulling process went according to plan. This Science of Cooking recipe for saltwater taffy pretty much laid out all of the steps. The problem showed up about 2 hours after I cut and wrapped the candies. These little pieces of yumminess went into the wrapper soft and chewy but came out of the wrapper tough and borderline hard. They still taste great with lots of apple flavor thanks to this LorAnn apple flavor oil. Honestly, I don’t know what my problem was. Did I pull too much, too little, cook it too hot? I have no clue. Regardless, it was a really fun challenge.
Want to participate in the saltwater taffy kitchen challenge? Head over to Love & Olive Oil for all of the details.