How long do you beat divinity?
When all the syrup has been combined, continue to beat the mixture until it begins to lose its gloss and holds its shape in stiff peaks. This takes about 10 minutes of solid beating. Testing the divinity: The first and most important test occurs when you lift the beaters.
Can you beat divinity too long?
Making divinity will overheat the motors of portable mixers and most lightweight free-standing mixers. And don’t try making divinity when the humidity is above 60%. No matter how long you beat the mixture, it will remain too runny to form into mounds.
Why is divinity crumbly?
Even if you are pouring it into the pan, it must be beaten until it loses its shine, and if you drop an amount, it holds its shape without settling. This can take 2 minutes, or up to 20 minutes of beating by hand. If it STILL doesn’t set up after a long time, then it may be that the sugar wasn’t cooked long enough.
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.
Does weather affect divinity?
The old wives tale for candy about rainy and hot, humid days applies with divinity. Humidity is nothing more than water vapor in the air and, as the moisture does with meringue and with many candies, it will almost always affect the way your divinity turns out.
What can you do if divinity doesn’t Harden?
But if your divinity fails to harden, you can beat in two tablespoons of powdered sugar and allow the mixture to rest a few minutes; if the candy hardens too much, you can blend in hot water a tablespoon at a time until the perfect, fluffy consistency is reached.
What makes divinity grainy?
Consider this: divinity hates humidity. It’s best to make divinity on a cool, dry day. If it’s humid (over 50%) or rainy, the candy might end up with a more gooey, or grainy texture.
Who invented divinity candy?
Divinity originated in the early 20th century United States, though it has roots in Turkish delight and European treats from the 17th and 18th centuries. The type of divinity widely made today first appeared in a recipe from 1915.
How long does it take for divinity to set up?
It usually takes divinity about 2 hours or so to set. If you find that you have the same trouble next time you attempt making divinity candy, and it just isn’t setting, here’s a little something you can try. Place the divinity in the oven on a low heat (about 250 F.)
Is divinity safe to eat?
Dry meringue shells, divinity candy, and 7-minute frosting are safe – these are made by combining hot sugar syrup with beaten egg whites. However, avoid icing recipes using uncooked eggs or egg whites. Meringue-topped pies should be safe if baked at 350 °F for about 15 minutes.
Why can’t you make divinity on a cloudy day?
Sugar is hydroscopic, which means it attracts water molecules, including the water vapor molecules within the air. The higher the humidity, the more water vapor is available for the sugar molecules to attract. The result: A divinity that is less pillowy soft and more gooey and gritty in texture.
What is the difference between divinity and meringue?
We mean the sweet candy. It may not be as well known as other holiday candies like fudge, brittle or bark, but divinity is rather popular in the South, where you’ll often see it studded with pecans. It’s a meringue-based candy that’s very much like a nougat.