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Quelle Histoire Cotton Dish Linen The St.Catherine’s Taffy
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Cotton Dish Linen The St.Catherine’s Taffy

Regular price $20.25

The St.Catherine’s Taffy cotton dish linen is made in Canada, with 100% premium cotton, 240 threads per square inch. The printing technique (screen printing) and the type of ink used ensure an integration of the image with the fibers of the fabric, in order to keep intact its absorbing qualities. This linen Quelle Histoire! is absorbent and resistant. It can also be used as a decoration in a frame and is perfect as a hostess, wedding or a client gift.

St. Catherine’s taffy (tire Ste-Catherine) is definitely the most well-known candy in Quebec. It is believed to have been invented by Marguerite Bourgeoys, who arrived in New France in 1653. As the settlement’s first teacher, she wanted to attract French and native children to her school. Based on molasses, the recipe uses a technique developed by European confectioners and known as "pulled sugar" (sucre tiré). It is traditionally prepared on November 25th, as people celebrate St. Catherine, the patron saint of unmarried women. Not surprising, given that Marguerite Bourgeoys was in charge of educating the Filles du Roy, who were young women, often orphans, who came to the settlement in search of a husband.

Artist/Graphic Designer: Marc Tellier

Recipe

1 cup molasses • 1 cup white sugar • 1 cup brown sugar • ½ cup corn syrup • 1 tbsp butter • 1 tbsp white vinegar • ½ cup water • 1 tsp baking soda • Put all the ingredients except the baking soda into a pot over medium-high heat. Remove it from the heat when it reaches 250o to 265o F. Add the baking soda and stir well. Pour onto a buttered baking sheet. When the candy has cooled down, pull it until it turns a golden colour, then cut it into 1-inch pieces.

Material & Colour

100% Cotton Linen • 240 threads per inch. Sold with English translation.

Dimensions

Size of the linen: 43 x 75 cm | Size of the image: 29 x 39 cm

Maintenance

Wash with light colours, do not bleach, tumble dry low.