Friday, February 17, 2012

Glass Candy

Glass Candy
3 cups sugar
½ cup water
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon butter
Food coloring
Pinch of salt 

1.                  Prepare, muffin pan and grease well with vegetable shortening. 
2.                  Combine sugar, water and vinegar in a medium size pot, stir all together and bring to boil over medium heat.  Stir occasionally until all the sugar is dissolved.
3.                  Brush down the sides with a pastry brush dipped in water if crystals begin to form.
4.                  Continue to cook at medium heat the dissolved mixture for about 20 minutes or so.
5.                  Add butter and cook for another 10 minutes until you reach the “crack” stage on the candy thermometer (290 degrees).
6.                  At this point, when a bit of the mixture is dropped into cold water, it instantly turns brittle.
7.                  Remove the molten candy from the stove and stir in the food coloring, salt and flavouring  of your choice.
8.                  Now pour ⅛ to ¼ inch of candy into each muffin cup.
9.                  Cool completely.
10.              When cooled, turn upside down and give a few taps on the bottom and the candies should pop out.
11.              Wrap each in waxed paper.  

Glass Candy was made and prepared by Shirley-Ann Pearman  

Photography by Shirley-Ann Pearman  

Recipe derived from a Bermuda CookBook.
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