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Old 06-06-2011, 10:43 PM   #1
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Organic Candy problems....

Hello Everyone!
I am new here but have been enjoying all the interesting posts...

I have made several batches of candy using refined sugar and corn syrup.
I found a few organic candies that actually use brown rice syrup (as a replacement for corn syrup) and sugar.

Last night I attempted a couple batches of delicious organic lavender suckers for my pregnant wife.
Organic dehydrated cane juice (2 cups), water (3/4 cups) and organic brown rice syrup (2/3 cup)!

Each time my concoction hit about 226 degrees it would just boil over and I couldn't, for the life of me, get it up to 300(hard crack).
I attempted it twice to no prevail, had to dump both batches out...

Anyone know what I am doing wrong?
Has anyone made hard candy using these ingredients?

Please let me know if anyone has any ideas/suggestions.


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Old 06-06-2011, 10:58 PM   #2
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What setting do you have your stove at? Too hot could cause this problem, sounds like the water in solution is coming to a boil and it should just be simmering.

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Old 06-06-2011, 11:35 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC! Could it have something to do with the sugar content (less than the refined ingredients you've used before)? Did you check google to see if there are adjustments that might be needed to get the same results that you get when using refined sugars? I have only made hard candy with corn syrup and white sugar...the recipe sounds interesting...how do you add the lavender?
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:51 AM   #4
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