Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hard Candy, Not That Hard

When you think hard candy, you probably are thinking to yourself, I don't want to make hard candy it's too hard to make! Well, It's really not that difficult to make. It is very hot so we don't suggest this kind of a project for kids.
You can make candy just like This!
Hard Candy Lollipops

Hard Candy Recipe:
*you may also use a cookie sheet for irregular candy pieces.

Lightly oil hard candy molds with vegetable oil. In a large saucepan, mix together sugar, corn syrup and water. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring mixture to a boil without stirring. when syrup temperature reaches 260 degrees F, add color. Do not stir, boiling action will incorporate color into syrup. Remove from heat at 300 degrees F, or when drops of syrup form hard brittle threads in cold water. (Temperature will continue to rise after removing from heat, so remove precisely at  300 degrees.) After boiling ceases, add flavoring and stir. USE CAUTION WHEN ADDING FLAVORING TO AVOID RISING STEAM. Pour into lightly oiled hard candy molds or onto cookie sheet. When cool, unmold or break candy into pieces.

We added the Valentine's Day sugar decoration on the lollipop before it hardened. We also used royal icing and tip # 18 to do a shell border on the lollipops.

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