It’s a divine… Fluffy soft candy with almost creamy-like texture that simply melts in your mouth. Divinity is a classic southern Christmas treat.
Is divinity supposed to be soft?
Divinity, whether made the old fashioned way, or using a shortcut, should never be hard or dry and brittle, or grainy and clumpy looking, but light, airy and with a creamy, soft bite. Leave uncovered overnight to allow it to air dry before storing.
How do you know when divinity is done?
Testing the divinity: The first and most important test occurs when you lift the beaters. If the candy falls back in ribbons that immediately merge back into the batter, it is not done. Eventually, a stationary column will form between the beaters and the bowl.
What makes divinity grainy?
Consider this: divinity hates humidity. … If it’s humid (over 50%) or rainy, the candy might end up with a more gooey, or grainy texture. If you’re making candy on a hot or humid day, cook the candy a few degrees higher than the recipe specifies to overcome these undesired side effects.
Can you make divinity on a rainy day?
You can make divinity when it’s raining…as long as your kitchen is indoors! Just follow the recipe, and you’ll be fine. The finished product. A beautiful plate of of delicious divinity made on a rainy and very humid day.
How long will divinity last?
Rest divinity at room temperature for at least 2 hours to set, or overnight. (The candies should set in about 2 hours though.) Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze them in airtight container for up to 2 months.
Does weather affect divinity candy?
Now, making divinity comes with all kinds of warnings about humidity and weather. You can’t make it if it is “too” humid or if it’s raining. The moisture in the air will keep the candy from setting and drying properly.
Can you over mix divinity?
When you lift the whisk, the candy should stand on its own. If it flattens, beat for another minute or so. Make sure to not over-beat. The mixture should be malleable.
Is divinity safe to eat?
As a rule, dry meringue shells, divinity candy and seven-minute frostings are safe because they are made by combining a hot sugar syrup with beaten egg whites, so the egg whites are sufficiently heated. Meringue-topped pies and cookies will be safe when baked at 350 degrees for at least 15 minutes.
What is the difference between nougat and divinity?
The only difference between making nougat and making Divinity, I saw, was that nougat requires that after blending beaten egg whites without about half of your hard-ball-stage syrup, you heat the rest to near hard-crack before blending it in. So the Divinity process is basically an easier version of the nougat process.
Does humidity affect making fudge?
Absolutely! Weather greatly affects our fudge. Cold weather and/or low humidity makes the harder outer shell more pronounced and the fudge less moist. Hot and/or humid weather makes the shell less effective and the interior of the fudge more creamy.