When I was 12-14 years old, I could honestly make some killer divinity.
I used my great Grandma’s recipe and would send various boxes of the candy to my uncle who happened to be stationed in Germany with the Army.
For the people who don’t know, divinity is an appealing candy that is pretty much pure sugar. The complication with divinity is it cannot be made on a humid day in the least. My mother would not even let me try to make it unless it was a very beautiful day. I never really was able to understand the reason behind her serious steadfastness on this actual issue. Now I know, it will not set up the right way – just take my word for it and don’t bother to try. Once I was married and had my own dwelling and kitchen environment to cook, I thought I would try my hand at making this appealing candy once more. Our dwelling had an air conditioner to control the humidity so I should not have a problem in the slightest. Well I was wrong. While the air conditioner appliance did help control the humidity and keep the kitchen environment cool while cooking, It seemed I had lost the magic touch. Several more attempts were made to make this superb treat, each time keeping the dwelling as cool and as humidity free as possible. I put the air conditioner appliance to the test to get the humidity to a level that would allow me to get my candy to my pre-teen standards. I was cool and comfy in my kitchen space, but to no avail. It honestly seemed like it was going to take more than an air conditioner appliance to recreate my childhood treats. Perhaps Mother was right – you had to have a relatively pretty day to make lovely divinity.