I found out this week that it is a toss-up about the Mayonnaise Cake. Some were afraid of it, others weren’t sure that maybe I hadn’t left out some of the ingredients. I checked, I hadn’t.

One lady called and asked if maybe there was supposed to be eggs added. I told her that there was eggs in the mayonnaise. OK, that satisfied her. However, I later found a recipe that said you could use a salad dressing. Well that blew that idea. I don’t really know, I still haven’t tried it. One caller did say it was good, but a little loose. Maybe she used just a little too much liquid.

Any way, I had a request for divinity candy from Sue. I haven’t tried these recipes either. Years ago, I did make some.  I almost used all the divinity trying  find the correct soft ball stage.

I have Ivy Snider’s no cook divinity and Roberta Stark’s cooked divinity.

Roberta Stark’s divinity

• 4 cups sugar
• 1 cup light corn syrup
• 3/4 cup water
• 3 egg whites stiffly beaten
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 cup broken nuts.

Place syrup, sugar, water in sauce pan over low heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved, then cook without stirring to 255 degrees (Forms hard ball when dropped into cold water). Remove from heat and pour, beating constantly, in a fine stream, into egg whites. Continue beating until mixture holds its shape and looses its gloss. Add vanilla and nuts. Drop from spoon onto waxed paper, or spread into a buttered pan.
For chocolate, use one cup of water, instead of 3/4 cup and add 1/3 cup cocoa.

Ivy’s no cook divinity

• 1 package of fluffy white dry frosting
• 1/3 cup corn syrup
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1/2 cup boiling water
• 1 pound confectioners sugar
• 1 cup chopped nuts.

In small mixer bowl, combine frosting mix, corn syrup, vanilla and boiling water. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes. Transfer to large bowl. On low speed, blend in confectioner’s sugar gradually. Stir in chopped nuts. Drop mixture by teaspoons on waxed paper. When outside of candy feels firm, turn over. Allow to dry 12 hours or overnight. Store in airtight container.

Sounds Gooder’n Syrup. Von