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Mrs. Edison’s Old Fashioned Recipe for Chocolate Caramels

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 18th

Old Fashioned Recipe for Chocolate Caramels

1 cup of milk
1 cup of molasses
1 small cup of butter (size of an egg)
2 cups of sugar
½ pound of chocolate
1 teaspoon of flour
2 teaspoons of vanilla

Combine milk, molasses and butter and let boil until butter completely melts, then add 2 cups white sugar, ½ pound of chocolate and a teaspoon of flour well mixed in a little water or milk.

Let it all boil for 30 minutes but after it has boiled 10 minutes, add 2 teaspoons full of vanilla – pour in flat buttered pan and cut in squares.

The Edisons’ recipes were written during their lifetime, therefore the directions, measurements and styles of the recipes reflect the period in which they lived and their personal tastes.  Because the recipes are original for the times, you will want to read them carefully and experiment liberally.  We know you will enjoy a look at heir lives as well as their scrumptious recipes.

Our collection of vintage recipes can be found in Edison’s Family & Friends Recipes which is available in the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Museum Store or online at http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/store/Edisons-Family-Friends-Recipes.html.

2 Responses

  1. Adriana Simo Says:

    Yum!

    I’d like to know if Edison has a favorite cookie recipe!

    Posted on August 23rd, 2011 at 4:49 pm

  2. Edison & Ford Winter Estates Says:

    I’m not sure about cookies. We do know that he loved the Nut Bread recipe that is in this cookbook, however.

    Posted on August 23rd, 2011 at 5:42 pm

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