So i just got done whipping up a batch of hard candy using the water left over from running some green alien bubble hash and i thought i would share with you guys. Here is what the final product looked like. Ive been getting into hand shaping my own candy because im tired of using the same old candy molds i have. (See my instagram channel @brayne_gro).
Items, Recipe and Procedure
You will need:
Saucepan at least 2 qt for this recipe.
Parchment paper (hardest) , candy molds (easy), or a big pile of powdered sugar (easy but potentially messy). The powdered sugar will be reusable if you choose this method.
2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup hash water
1 Cup Corn Syrup
Citric Acid (optional)
You may also add flavoring and or food coloring but you really shouldnt have to if you enjoy green cannabis flavored candy. I also added about a gram of dry sift i had recently made from the cbd therapy to balance the therapeutic benefits of this candy.
So its simple really. With a burner on high, just stick your sugar, water, and corn syrup into the saucepan, and stir until the liquid comes to a boil. It shouldnt boil over if you are stirring up to this point. You will now have to wait for the temperature to come up to 300°F. Once it reaches this temperature you are onto the last step, pouring to shape your candy. The final shape is up to you whether your candy becomes suckers or little broken up rock candy or a nice shiny hand molded candy like i made. If its your first experience with hard candy i would recommend candy molds or the powdered sugar method. Pour into candy molds if you chose that method and thats all she wrote. If you chose the powdered sugar method for a more authentic homemade look you will need to pour your powdered sugar into a cookie sheet or other dish of your choosing deep enough to make 1/4" indentations with a spoon or bottle cap or whatever you want to try out for shaping. Otherwise you can do like i did and sit there and work really hot candy over a sheet of parchment paper until it begins to stiffen up. To bring out a glossy, texture you will need to pull the hot candy like taffy repeatedly until you get the texture you desire. I would recommend silicone gloves for this. When you are satisfied, work it into strand of about 1/2" thickness and cut into pieces with a large knife. Let it sit for about 15 minutes and it should be cool enough to try. Hope you guys enjoy.