Saturday, April 4, 2015

Gummy Candy

10 Tbsp. cold water, divided
20 grams unflavored gelatin (3 small packets)
Darth Vader
200 grams sugar (a little more than 3/4 c.)
1 tsp. flavoring
1/2 tsp. food coloring (optional)
50 grams sugar (for coating)

Sprinkle the powdered gelatine over 4 tablespoons (¼ cup) of cold water. Mix it well and leave it to bloom, about 15 minutes.

In a saucepan, tip in the sugar and shake it to create an even layer. Pour another 6 tablespoons (⅜ cup) of cold water over the sugar and place it on high heat. Stir a little. When it comes to a boil, cook it for exactly 1 minute, then turn the heat down to medium low and cook for another 5 minutes.
Han Solo in Carbonite
When the sugar is cooked, pour it over the gelatine and mix well, until the gelatine is completely melted. At this point you can add the extract of your choice and food coloring, if you wish. Once the mixture is well blended, pour it into candy molds (I used silicone; if you have plastic or some other material for molds, I'd recommend greasing them before you pour in the sugar mix). You can also pour it in a baking dish (lightly greased or sprayed, for easier release) and later cut it into cubes. Leave the molds (or baking dish) in a cool place (but not in the fridge) for at least 4 hours, or until the candies are firm to the touch. Remove from the molds and roll them in sugar.
Star Wars gummy candy

I chose to use root beer flavor, but you can use whatever you want. Next time I might try coconut.

Here's a link to the recipe I used:

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