Projects & Recipes
My big brown eyes peered over the counters edge watching powder sugar drift down as if a sugary soft snow fell. Methodically grandma’s hand gently swayed as she tapped the sifter. Sugar blanketed the tray of hot candy, if you listened closely there was a hushed sizzle as it landed. The smell of raspberry, peppermint and cinnamon candy wafted through the house. Plain mint was the best for a cold and sore throat. Thanksgiving was only days away, and this was the start of the sweet treats she made every year.
What you will need:
3 & 3/4c. granulated sugar
1 & 1/2c. light corn syrup
1T. flavoring extract
½ t. food coloring (optional)
1/4c. powder sugar
Doing the deed:
In a saucepan, stir granulated sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook on medium heat stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved, then bring to a boil.
Without stirring let heat to 300/310 degrees Fahrenheit (149/154 Celsius), or until small amount of syrup drizzled into a glass of cold water turns to hard brittle threads.
Remove from heat and stir in flavor extract and food coloring. Pour onto a greased cookie sheet, and dust the top with powder sugar. Let cool, and break into pieces. Store in airtight container.