This recipe appears to be written in Grammy's handwriting (her handwriting looked different when she wrote in fountain pen). It is undated, but I suspect this recipe pre-dates 1941 (the year she got married).
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- Vanilla [no measurement is given but I'd guess a teaspoon is probably good]
- Shelled walnuts [no measurement is given so I would suppose it depends on how many you want to make]
- Cook the sugar and water without stirring
- [This is where the instructions end]
Without testing this recipe, I cannot give further details. I suspect the vanilla is added to the sugar mixture as it begins to form a thick syrup. I don't know if the walnuts are supposed to be dipped in this syrup as a candy coating or if they are supposed to crushed and "creamed" to create a walnut cream. Any insight from other family members that may have had this recipe would be greatly appreciated.