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       Title: Hard Candy
  Categories: Candies
       Yield: 1 servings
  
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       2 c  Cane sugar
     2/3 c  Light Karo
     3/4 c  Water
       1 ts Oil flavor* & color
       1 ts Or more citric acid**
  
   Have color/flavor/citric acid ready when finished cooking! *More or
   less, some flavors are stronger than others. **Put citric acid in
   fruit-flavored candies for tartness. TEST YOUR THERMOMETER EVERY DAY!
   To test: Place it in cold water & bring to boil. If water boils at-
   say 210 instead of 212, reduce cooking time 2 degrees. ***I use a
   TAYLOR thermometer. Wilton sells them now. Spray *PAM in molds & on
   surface. Not too much & only once per session. USE A THIN PAN, NOT
   HEAVY! Candy must set a few minutes in the pan & the temp will rise,
   burning the candy in a thick pan. Bring mixture to boil. Put lid on
   for 3 minutes <to wash down sugar crystals>, add thermometer & DON'T
   STIR. When therm. reaches 285-290D. remove pot from stove.Wait for
   temp. to lower below 260^ before adding color/flavor/citric acid.
   <Will cook flavor out if too hot.> Cover pan after adding citric acid
   so it won't fade the taste. I add about 2 ts citric acid.
         DON'T STIR!  Use the tiny viles of Lorann oils. Avail. in cake
   supply shop or drug store.
    I pour the cooked candy into a GUTTMAN candy funnel <holds entire
   recipe.> Thats the quickest way to get it in molds befor it cools &
   hardens. *Of course, spray funnel! I pour some into molds & the rest
   onto my marble slab. The part on the slab: I roll it into a long
   cylinder & cut into “pillows” w/scissors. Dust finished candies with
   powdered sugar so they won't “melt” together. There is one very nice
   sucker mold. It is a white ring w/ a slit for the stick. <Don't spray
   stick.> All you do is spray mold, add stick, fill w/candy, cool &
   remove easily Comes in 2-3 sizes, round or heart-shaped. I beleive it
   is Guttman Brand & available here at Sugarcraft. About 2 dz in a
   pack. This is my kids favorite Christmas candy. You will want to make
   several flavors. Experiment on how-much flavor. All vary. *Don't add
   too much on the mints. Takes more on the
   cherry/strawberry/lemon/orange, etc. There are at least 50 oil
   flavors available to choose from! Shared by Dolores McCann, Hamilton
   OH
   
     Dolores McCann, Prodigy Food & Wine Board
  
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