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Old 10-11-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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New to DC, Hagen - ISO candy-making help!

Well hello everyone-
My name is Hagen - I am German but live in San Antonio tx.(long story)
I like cooking sweets (candy) what got
Me to you guys site.. I have two kids and I am
Married . English is my 2ed language so take it easy on my spelling..
Sorry in advanced for bad spelling .. Lol anyways I am going to start with something cool I am making tomorrow with the kids.. We are going to make icecream with dry ice.. Super fun to make before Halloween..

If anyone know how to make hard candy I want to talk to you!
I make some really good candy apples (any color)
I need some help with making candy and adding flavor it keeps burning on me..
The flavor that is..

Here is what I am doing
2 cups suger
3/4 water
1/2 corn syrup

Heat to 300F (with candy thermostat)
Now after pooring I add
My flavor and it burns or the cans gets
To cold and I can't work it in.. I really have a hard time
To even work it
Into any shap even pulling it once its pulled it get hard
Rights way! And I got glass strings that are great to eat but sometimes sharp!
So no good for kids!

Hope someone can help here.. Thanks guys

Well hope that's not to much of a intro .. Lol

Cool site ..

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Old 10-12-2013, 08:32 AM   #2
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Welcome to DC! I'm not a candy maker, someone should be along who can help.
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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That's ok- thanks I am sure there is someone here who knows some tricks .. I have made some cool candy apples just would like to take it the next step ..
I like making fun stuff with the kids like icecream with the kids understanding candy is to hot for them to help. thanks for saying hi
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:05 AM   #4
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Hi Vip,
Welcome to DC, Glad you joined us.

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Old 10-12-2013, 05:30 PM   #5
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Welcome to DC.

My suggestion is when you reach 300 - turn off the heat - add your flavor then procede.

It can't burn that way and it's still hot enough to mix it in.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:36 AM   #6
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Hello! I am sorry, but I am very lucky to not set off the smoke alarm when I am cooking. I am sure you shall find help here of your candy.

With love,
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