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       Title: GUM DROPS
  Categories: Candies
       Yield: 1 Servings
  
            -Nancy Speicher DPXX20A
   1 3/4 oz Powdered fruit pectin
     3/4 c  Water
     1/2 ts Baking soda
       1 c  Sugar
       1 c  Light corn syrup
       2 ts Imitation strawberry extract
            Red food coloring
            Sugar
  
    1. Combine fruit pectin, water and baking soda in a medium-size saucepan.
   (This mixture will foam.) 2. Combine sugar and corn syrup in large
   saucepan.
    3. Place both saucepans over high heat. Cook, stirring alternately, until
   the foam disappears from the fruit pectin mixture and the sugar mixture
   boils rapidly, about 5 minutes.
    4. Pour fruit pectin into boiling sugar mixture in a thin stream, until
   all pectin is added. Boil mixture, stirring constantly, 1 minute longer.
    5. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in strawberry extract and a few drops
   of red food coloring.
    6. Immediately pour mixture into an 8x8x2 pan. For fancy shapes, spoon
   mixture into tiny tart or hors d'oeuvres pans. Allow to stand at room
   temperature (do not refrigerate) 3 hours, or until candy is cool and firm.
    7. Cut gum drop mixture into fancy shapes with small cutters or cut into
   cubes with a knife dipped in warm water. Roll in granulated sugar.
    Green Gum Drops - Substitute oil or anise for strawberry extract and green
   food coloring for red.
    Yellow Gum Drops - Substitute oil of lemon for strawberry extract and
   yellow food coloring for red.
    Red Gum Drops - Substitute oil of clove (a drop or 2) for strawberry
   extract.
    Makes 1 1/4 pounds.
    From Family Circle 11/72 Homemade Candies
  
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