Orange slice/spearmint leaves recipe?
Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:27 PM
I have searched and searched for a recipe to make candies like these. I found and tried one that included sugar, corn syrup and pectin as the base ingredients. It was an epic fail as I ended up with two pans of slightly gelled goo. Every recipe I seem to find (and there aren't many) seem to include pectin and I don't want to try that again since I failed at it already and I know I followed the recipe exactly.
The website in the link says the candy ingredients show sugar, corn syrup and cornstarch for gelling.
Can anyone help me with a recipe for these candies that doesn't inlcude pectin as the gelling agent? I would be forever grateful. I'd like to add them to my candy gifts this year as an alternative to the overload of chocolate I usually make!
Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:49 PM
water 12 qts
sugar 30 lbs
cornstarch 30 lbs - dissolved in another 12 quarts of water
tartaric acid solution - 1 ounce
cream of tartar - dissolved in water 3 tsp
oil of spearmint - 5 tsp
Water, sugar and corn syrup until dissolved. Bring to a boil, add starch slurry gradually. Stir in tartaric and cream of tartar. Cook to 226º F. Pour out into a copper pan. Add flavour.
Cast at 140º F in impressions (starch moulds). Leave 2 days in a 150º F room, brush free of starch, dampen and sugar.
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