Hard Candy (Lollipops, even)
- in Bring to a boillarge heavy pan:
- 1 C water
- Remove from heat. Add and stir till dissolved:
- 2 C sugar
- 3/4 C light corn syrup
- 1 T butter
Return to heat. When boiling, cover for 3 min. to wash down sugar crystals. Uncover and cook at high heat without stirring until thermometer reaches 310°. Meanwhile, butter your marble slabs (cookie sheets, even). Remove candy mixture to low heat and add a few drops food color and an oil-based flavoring (3/4 - 1 tsp) - available from your friendly pharmacist: eg. peppermint, cinnamon, clove, anise, orange, lime, wintergreen, etc.