Cinnamon Hard Candy Recipe
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Cinnamon Hard Candy
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon oil
1/4 teaspoon red food coloring
Combine sugar, syrup, and water in a sauce pan. Boil without
stirring over medium-high heat until it reaches hard crack stage.
Use a thermometer or very cold water. I use the cold water. When you
put about a teaspoon in the cold water and let it sit for 10 or 15
seconds you can take it out and it will break with a snap. Towards
the end of the cooking time the mixture will thicken considerably
and turn a yellowish color. It is essential to watch the pot at this
point because it will burn easily and quickly. You may also stir it
at this point to prevent scorching.
When done, remove from heat and quickly stir in the oil and
coloring. Pour into a 9 x 9 metal pan that has been lined with about
1/4 to 1/3 inch of powdered sugar.
Let cool until the edges start to firm up and
then immediately begin to cut the pieces from around the edges. Keep
cutting around the edges as the candy hardens. Cutting takes
practice because the candy can harden quickly. Some just let it get
rock hard and break it with a mallet but this makes it harder to
control the size of the pieces and also the pieces have sharp edges
that can cut one's mouth.
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