Rock candy

Rock candy

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From
Atelier Confectionery
Makes
3-6
Prep
5 mins
Cooking time
8 mins
Photographer
Lisa Linder

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
480ml water
850g granulated sugar
Tiny amount food colouring paste, (optional)

Method

  1. Heat the water and 800 g of the sugar in a saucepan until the sugar has dissolved and come to the boil, then gently boil for 2–3 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave the syrup until completely cool.
  2. Dip the skewers into the syrup for a few minutes until coated in the syrup then remove and roll in the remaining sugar. Let them dry out on baking paper overnight, or for up to 2 days in a dry place.
  3. Meanwhile, if desired, divide the syrup into different bowls and colour the syrup with food colouring of choice, mixing well.
  4. Place the coloured syrup into glasses and, once the skewers have dried, insert the skewers into the syrup suspended by securing with a clothes peg that rests over the glass tops. Leave for at least 7 days for crystals to grow onto the skewers. Keep an eye on the growth of the crystals daily to make sure that the bottom does not touch the glass.
  5. Once you are happy with the growth of crystals on the skewers, remove from the glass and leave to dry on baking paper. Store in an airtight container for up to a month.
Tags:
sweet
confectionery
lollies
candy
lolly
sweets
sugar
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