Barley candy or hard candy recipesgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread
Does anyone have any recipes for barley candy or hard candy? Would like to make some for Christmas.
-- Janice in Maine (email@example.com), December 04, 2001
This is a recipe from England. 2Tablespoons of pearl barley. 5 cups water. Pared rind and juice of 1/2 lemon.2 and 2/3 cups sugar. Pinch of cream of tartar. Lightly oil baking sheet. Put the pearl barley in a saucepan with 1 and 1/4 cups of the cold water and bring to a boil. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Put the barley back in the pan with the remaining cold waterand the lemon rind. Bring to a boil again, cover and simmer about 2 hours. Strain the barley liquid into a measuring cup and add the lemon juice and enough cold water to make 2 and 1/2 cups. Put the sugar, cream of tartar and barley water in a large heavy saucepan and heat gently until the sugar is dissolved, stirring continuously. Bring to a boil and boil to 290 degrees. Remove the pan from the heat and quickly pour the syrup onto the prepared baking sheet. Tilt the sheet to spread it evenly. Leave to cool a little. As soon as the barley sugar is firm enough to handle, cut it into strips with scissors and twist each strip. Place on a board to finish cooling. The outside cools quicker than the middle, so work from both sides toward the middle, not straight from one side to the other. Wrap in twists of clear wrap and store in a glass jar with an airtight stopper. Enjoy!
-- Judy Schumacher (TootlesTheBrit@aol.com), December 04, 2001.
Martha Stewart did a show on barley candy and making it a while ago...check out her webe site and they would probably be able to get you the receipe..don't know if it is any different that the one you have already received. Good Luck !!
-- Helena (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 05, 2001.