2 tablespoons gelatin
8 tablespoons cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup cold water
¼ Teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Dust a 8-inch or 9-inch square pan thickly with powdered sugar.
Set aside. In a small bowl, soak gelatin in 8 tablespoons of cold
water. Set aside. Combine granulated sugar and ½ cup of water in a
large heavy saucepan. Cook and stir over MEDIUM heat until
dissolved. Add gelatin and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
Pour into a large bowl and let stand until partially cool. Add
salt and vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer until
soft and double in volume. Pour into the prepared pan to about
½ inch thick. Set to cool until it will not stick to the finger.
Cut in 1 ½ inch pieces and roll in powdered sugar.