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Anise Candy

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Ingredients

2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon oil of anise (available in pharmacies)
1/4 teaspoon red food coloring

Instructions

Combine sugar and corn syrup in a two-quart heavy saucepan and cook over low heat until sugar disolves. Continue cooking at a fairly low boil without stirring to the soft ball stage of 280 degrees. If sugar crystals form on side of pan, wipe them off. Cook slowly during the last few minutes to avoid darkening of candy syrup. Remove from heat, add red food coloring and oil of anise, stirring no more than necessary to mix. Pour into oiled 13x9x2-inch pan. Candy should be in a thin layer. As it starts to cool, mark it with a knife until they hold their shape. Cool completely. Remove from pan and wipe away any excess oil from block of candy. Break in pieces. Place in air-tight containers with waxed paper between layers and store in a cool place. Makes 1-1/2 pounds.

Margaret Dedecker
Geneseo



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
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1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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