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       Title: Hard Candy Bswn00a
  Categories: Candies
       Yield: 1 servings
 ------------------------STIR TOGETHER BEFORE HEATING------------------------
       2 c  Cane sugar                          1 ts Oil flavor* & color
     2/3 c  Light Karo                          1 ts Or more citric acid**
     3/4 c  Water                          
   Have color/flavor/citric acid ready when finished cooking! *More or less,
   some flavors are stronger than others. **Put citric acid in fruit-flavored
   candies for tartness. TEST YOUR THERMOMETER EVERY DAY! To test: Place it in
   cold water & bring to boil. If water boils at- say 210 instead of 212,
   reduce cooking time 2 degrees. ***I use a TAYLOR thermometer. Wilton sells
   them now. Spray *PAM in molds & on surface. Not too much & only once per
   session. USE A THIN PAN, NOT HEAVY! Candy must set a few minutes in the pan
   & the temp will rise, burning the candy in a thick pan. Bring mixture to
   boil. Put lid on for 3 minutes <to wash down sugar crystals>, add
   thermometer & DON'T STIR. When therm. reaches 285-290D. remove pot from
   stove.Wait for temp. to lower below 260^ before adding color/flavor/citric
   acid. <Will cook flavor out if too hot.> Cover pan after adding citric acid
   so it won't fade the taste. I add about 2 ts citric acid.
         DON'T STIR!  Use the tiny viles of Lorann oils. Avail. in cake supply
   shop or drug store.
    I pour the cooked candy into a GUTTMAN candy funnel <holds entire recipe.>
   Thats the quickest way to get it in molds befor it cools & hardens. *Of
   course, spray funnel! I pour some into molds & the rest onto my marble
   slab. The part on the slab: I roll it into a long cylinder & cut into
   “pillows” w/scissors. Dust finished candies with powdered sugar so they
   won't “melt” together. There is one very nice sucker mold. It is a white
   ring w/ a slit for the stick. <Don't spray stick.> All you do is spray
   mold, add stick, fill w/candy, cool & remove easily Comes in 2-3 sizes,
   round or heart-shaped. I beleive it is Guttman Brand & available here at
   Sugarcraft. About 2 dz in a pack. This is my kids favorite Christmas candy.
   You will want to make several flavors. Experiment on how-much flavor. All
   vary. *Don't add too much on the mints. Takes more on the
   cherry/strawberry/lemon/orange, etc. There are at least 50 oil flavors
   available to choose from! Shared by Dolores McCann, Hamilton OH