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Old 08-15-2006, 05:55 PM   #1
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Jelly Beans - Realistic to make in home kitchen?

If it is a reasonable project, I would love to make licorice jelly beans, but have come up with precious little information. I've got some experience with candies, but need a starting point with regard to specific recipes and techniques. Note: Really only intersted in licorice and/or cinnamon flavors.


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Old 08-15-2006, 06:01 PM   #2
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Sounds like you need more than a home kitchen...but what a fun thing it would be to make some at home!!
I wonder if you could make more of a flattened pectin-based candy and then dip it into a candy coating?

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Old 08-25-2006, 10:20 PM   #3
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I haven't come across any jellybean recipes, licorice or otherwise, but from what I've read, they are made of sugar, corn syrup, food starch, and flavoring, as well as small amounts of lecithin, anti-foaming agents, wax and confectioner's glaze.

They apparently take a week or more to make. The jelly interior probably originated from Turkish Delight (which I have seen recipes for) and is made in a mold. The outer shell is a hard sugar coating (like Jordan Almonds) made in a process called "panning", where the candy is rocked or rotated in a large pan or drum filled with sugar and syrup.

Flavor and color are also added, as well as a confectioner's glaze to give a shiny look, and finally, the beans are polished.

I don't know if that helps much. I would certainly be interested to know if you do find a jellybean recipe, and how they turn out!
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alot of corn strch molds I imagine...Hope your kitchen is already white.

I like the Idea! Let us know if you prosper in this venture.

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