Thursday, December 9, 2010

Candy Making

This past weekend I gathered with friends to make some candy for the holidays. It's a yearly ritual for Regina, but something I've never been able to take part in before, aside from eating the results. I had a great time!

There were about a dozen or so of us there. We had quite the assembly line going. Here's a quick how-to in case you've got a sugar craving:


Combine together in a large pot 2 cups sugar, 1 cup water and 2/3 cup corn syrup and place on heat. Use a candy thermometer and stir until you've reach 290 degrees.


Drop in your flavor (about 2 tablespoons) and a couple drops of food coloring. Then carefully pour the hot substance onto lightly buttered plates. Use butter knives to test to see when the edges have begun to set and slide onto a nonstick surface.


Use kitchen shears to cut the still hot candy into bitesize pieces. Dust with powdered sugar to keep them from sticking together. Then repeat. Repeat. Repeat. About 20 times over.


But make sure to stop in the middle to admire your friend's baby, born while the rest of us were slaving away in a hot kitchen!

2 comments:

sara said...

My sister and I tried to do this one year and ended up with searing hot sugar all over us. Thankfully neither of us were burned and we were hysterical by the time we managed to clean it all up. I will def have to show her this version which seems less likely to permanantly scar anyone.

And that squishy baby is too cute!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [10 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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