What’s Making Food History – 01/03/20


Puffed wheat squares – Red Deer’s claim to fame? BCFHN Facebook had a recipe for puffed wheat candy in 2014: Remember when we used to go to Alberta Beach with a four-foot tall bag of Prairie Maid puffed wheat? Some of it got made into puffed wheat candy – the Prairie equivalent to rice krispie squares.

Declare your own National Puffed Wheat Day and make a batch:

puffed wheat squaresBoil together 1/3 cup butter, 1/3 cup corn syrup, 1/2 cup white sugar, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla for exactly 2 min. to soft ball stage. Pour over 6 cups puffed wheat, press into a greased 9×9 pan , cool and cut into squares (may be eaten right out of bowl but watch that you don’t burn your tongue).

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