I love salt water taffy, but had never made it. I came across this recipe on the Farmer's Almanac, and decided to give it a try. I ended up making raspberry flavoured taffy.
The taffy required about 15-20 minutes of pulling and the result was well worth the time and effort. It was probably the best salt water taffy I have tasted, and it was very fresh! This is something I will probably make again at some point.
1 cup sugar
1/2 tbsp cornstarch
2/3 cup corn syrup
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
Mix sugar and cornstarch in saucepan, add corn syrup, butter, and water. Stir until boiling point is reached and boil to 250 degrees F (or until a bit of syrup dropped into a cup of cold water forms a firm but not sticky ball).
Add salt, pour on greased slab, and when cool enough to handle pull until light colored.
Divide taffy in separate portions and add flavor or color as desired while it is being pulled. Lemon, orange, peppermint, lime, strawberry, or pineapple flavoring may be used along with pink, green, yellow, or orange food coloring.