Friday, December 23, 2011
Breaking My Ceramic Cooktop and Hard Candy Like Glass....
Microwave Hard Candy.....
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 dram or 1/2 tsp LorAnn Gourmet Flavoring Oil (or as desired)
Liquid food coloring (as desired)
Powdered Sugar (optional)
Thoroughly mix granulated sugar and corn syrup. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Take out carefully remove plastic wrap (watch out for steam), and stir the sugar mixture. Cover with a new sheet of plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 3 more minutes. Remove from microwave and carefully remove the plastic wrap again (STEAM). Stir in 3 or 4 drops of desired food coloring, and then stir in your flavoring oil. Pour it onto a greased cookie sheet(score at once to mark squares). Let candy cool on counter (not fridge) until hardened then break apart like glass. Dust with powdered sugar to keep from sticking. The directions said cook on high for 3 min 10 sec each time, but I didn't want to burn it so I only did 3 minutes each time and it turned out lovely.
The real life product is pictured at the top of this post.
My real life stove top is pictured underneath. Yes, it looks dirty, but don't judge, I don't want to cut myself cleaning it.