Today my friend Kathleen over at Cuisine Kathleen is hosting a White Christmas event. She said anything white goes. She is an expert at tablesetting so I am sure you will see some beautiful tablescapes over there along with a lot of other brilliant white linked posts. Click HERE to pop over there. She even has a give away going on!
I'm not that good at setting a fancy table, so I'm showing a something fluffy and white. Kind of like these precious snowmen that came in my mail this week from a special friend.
I spent part of the evening making my grandmother, MaMa Nezat's No Fail Divinity. As white as white can be flecked with yummy pecans. I have never seen a recipe quite like hers, with the edition of the marshmallows, so maybe that's what makes it no fail. It's also sweet and fluffy and so good you won't know when to stop.
MaMa Nezat's No Fail DivinityIngredients:
4 cups sugar
1 cup light karo syrup
3/4 cup water
pinch of salt
2 egg whites
8 large or 32 small marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups chopped pecans
Cook sugar, syrup, water and salt to soft ball stage. In the meantime beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add 1 cup of cooked syrup to beaten eggs along with marshmallows, keeping the mixer going the whole time. Cook remainder of syrup to hard ball stage..this wont take long so keep an eye on the temp. Keep your mixer going this whole time. When syrup has reached hard ball stage, add slowly in a stream to egg white mixture as it continues to mix. Add vanilla and pecans and stop mixing. Beat by hand with a wooden spoon until mixture dulls and is no longer shiny. Move quickly at this point and drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper.
This was one of my grandmother's recipe and her Christmas goodie spread wasn't complete without it. She liked to tell the story of how she got this recipe in trade from one of her kid's teachers when the teacher admired some fudge my grandmother had shared.