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Peanut Brittle

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Ingredients

3 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups raw Spanish peanuts

Instructions

Mix sugar, corn syrup and water in heavy cast iron skillet. Bring to a hard boil stage (use a candy thermometer). Add butter gradually and add peanuts. Allow all of these ingredients to cook until hard crack stage or 285 degrees. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and soda, stirring rapidly. Pour onto a buttered surface or pan. Thin out the candy as it cools. When cool, break into pieces.



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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