1914 Butterscotch

Old Fashioned Cookbook

Who: Palestine Bi-Centennial Committee, Palestine, IL
Cost: $6, including shipping
Details: soft-backed, staple-bound
Pages of recipes: 32
Send checks to: Judy Beckes, 8916 N St. Hwy. 33, Palestine, IL 62451

1914 Butterscotch

Course Candy
Cuisine Other


  • 1/2 Cup Firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Vinegar
  • 1/2 Capful Vanilla


  • Combine sugars, water, butter and vinegar in a saucepan. Cooke until mixture begins to boil. Cover saucepan and boil without stirring until mixture reaches the soft crack stage (275-280 degrees). Remove from heat and add vanilla. DO NOT STIR! Pour quickly into a buttered sheet cake pan. Cool slightly and cut into squares.