Saturday, October 25, 2008

My Grandma Ber

(Re-post) My grandma, Berylene is a master candy maker, but she didn't start out that way. She made her first attempt at 15 with a batch of divinity which was too runny to be recognized as divinity so her family ate it with spoons. But making good use of the stubborn determination she was born with, she soon perfected both the recipe and the technique. Her next experiment in disaster was a batch of butter mints that turned into little hockey pucks. After much practice she was turning out melt-in-your-mouth morsels that have been enjoyed at weddings across the Salt Lake Valley for several decades.

And so the pattern was established. Berylene wanted to make the best candy people had ever tasted and through the years she has accomplished that goal over and over again - with caramel and hand-dipped turtles which her friends renamed "Bertles" in her honor. Her licorice toffee recipe won an award and her peanut brittle has received wide acclaim. At first she made her wonderful candy just for family and friends. But when requests to buy her treats became numerous, she began to make and sell her candy, both from her home and at my Grandpa's dry cleaners.

The perfect hostess gift for Thanksgiving (even for the picky Mother-in-law)- exclusively at Oh Sweet Sadie!