Introduction: What is hard candy?
Hard candy is a type of sugar-based confectionery. It is typically made from sugar, glucose syrup, water, and flavorings such as fruit or mint oils.
Hard candy is one of the oldest types of candy known to man. It has been around since the 10th century and was used as a way to preserve fruit during the winter months. The word “candy” comes from the Arabic word "khandaq" which means “a mixture of honey and sugar boiled until it becomes hard".
It is traditionally made with a cooking thermometer and wooden spoon. The mixture boils until the boiling point reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit (149 degrees Celsius), which takes about 20 minutes. The mixture is then removed from the heat, stirred for another 10 minutes to make sure it doesn't go back to a liquid state, poured into molds or onto wax paper or silicone mats, allowed to cool for about 15 minutes and then wrapped up in wax paper or foil to keep it fresh.
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Ingredients & Tools You'll Need
In this section, we'll learn how to make candy. The ingredients and tools required are
4 cups of sugar,
1 cup of corn syrup,
1/2- 3/4 cup of fruit juice,
wooden or silicon spoons, silicon candy molds, pot and a candy thermometer.
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Recipe Steps and Tips
The first thing we need is to measure the sugar and corn syrup in a pot. Then add the fruit juice and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Put on a medium low heat and bring to a boil for about 10-20 minutes or until it reaches 260 degrees Fahrenheit (127 degrees Celsius). Use a candy thermometer to confirm. Once it reaches this temperature remove from heat and pour into molds or onto wax paper to break in desired shapes after cooling. Allow to cool for at least an hour before eating!
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Conclusion: How to Make the Best Hard Candy Recipe!
Handmade hard candy taste great. It is made of sugar, fruit, and other ingredients that make the candy soft and chewy.
The taste depends on the ingredients used to make the candy. For example, if you use cherry juice to make this type of hard candy, it will have a cherry flavor.