People from every age whether a small child or an aged person love candies. The best way to please your loved ones is by presenting them home made candies. Whether you are an experienced chef or just beginning to try your hand at making candy, these instructions will give all the necessary tips to make the perfect candies at home.
Making the Rock Candy
One of the favorite among children and easy to make is the Rock Candy. One basic rule of making candies is always go by the measurement. If one messes the measurement, one is likely to get a pebble instead of a rock candy.
• White sugar- 2 Cups
• Water- 1 cup
• Food coloring- 3-4 drops
• Flavoring (optional)- Bubblegum essence, Fruit essence
• Glasses or Jars
• Skewers or long thin bamboo sticks
• 1 Large saucepan
Step 1 – Put the saucepan on medium flame and add water to it. Gently bring it to a boil.
Step 2 – As it comes to a boil, start adding the white sugar into the boiling water half a cup (1/2 cup) at a time. Keep adding the sugar until it no longer dissolves in the water. Our main motive is to make a concentrated sugar solution with a thick consistency. The sugar dissolving may take some time so be patient while adding sugar.
Step 3 – Now add 3-4 drops of food flavoring (optional).
Step 4 – Take the saucepan off the flame and let it cool for around 15 minutes.
Step 5 – Now take a big plate and scatter some sugar on it. Now get your bamboo sticks or the Skewers and dip it into the mixture in the saucepan and then coat it with the sugar on the plate and let them dry.
Step 6 – Set up the jars or the glasses and add different colors of food coloring in different jars. Only add 2-3 drops of coloring in each jar. Then gently pour the sugar solution upon them.
You can try this recipe and experiment with different food grade colors to get beautiful and colorful candies and impress your guests on the occasion of Christmas and New Year.
You can also experiment with many flavours. Try to use natural flavours available in the market, like maple syrup and honey. The use of natural flavours and colours is becoming popular due to the increasing awareness about artificial flavours and colours. Impress your guests with your cooking talent.