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 Post subject: Maple sugar candy
PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 5:05 pm 
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My sister made maple candy for me for Easter and passed on the recipe:

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This maple candy recipe can be done at home in small batches, no more than a quart at a time; Heat the syrup to about 243 degrees. Remove from the heat and begin stirring the hot, thick syrup immediately. Continue stirring until you see the color become slightly lighter, and the batch barely begins to stiffen. Pour the partly cyrstallized syrup into molds to harden


from:
http://www.piecesofvermont.com/maple-candy.html


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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 1:00 pm 
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Thanks Helen!

My guys made candy this weekend - in a very relaxed way. They mixed brown sugar and water, then poured various amounts into our silicone muffin trays (look at bit like http://www.lecreuset.co.uk/kitchenware/cooknbake.asp#minimuffin), then we baked it at 350 C for about 15 minutes (totally guessing about the temp and time).

The ones with just a bit of the mixture in the mold ended up tasting quite good. A bit like the sugar on the outside of candy apples.

Unfortunately I then rebaked some of the stuff that hadn't hardened enough the first time around (because there was too much in the mold) and it sort of burned, which didn't taste so good. I'd left it in for too long.

But at least they got some sugar, which made them very happy.

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 2:02 pm 
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Doing experimental cooking sounds like a fun way to teach kids that cooking can be fun and creative....and if one has allergies, it's good not to always feel tied to a recipe!


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