Christmas sugar sticks

Submitted by enr on 05 Dec 2009
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup light honey or corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp peppermint extract (or another of your choice)
red paint for food
sunflower oil
Christmas sugar sticks
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Sugar, honey, water and tartar discharged into skillet and stir to dissolve the sugar . The mixture was separated into two bowls, put to boil, but without being stirred. The temperature must reach the mixture of 135 C (to be formed hard ball). Add in 1/2 tsp essence to each part and one stained with red paint. Metal or stone countertop or plate is oil mixtures and pour on it (separately). CAUTION - the mixture is hot. Allow to cool a little, it can be manipulated with the hands. Each mixture is stretched and reunited by working until it's shiny. It is better to work two people for this to happen simultaneously for the two mixtures. Then sugar mixtures stretch separately wicks that are twisted into a wick (again this is easier if done by two people). Can be cut with scissors into pieces of desired length and shape sticks or other forms of your choice. Leave to cool on a greasy surface.
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Hey, super recipe ... To favorites ...

Welcome to today's first recipe. Question tartar limontuzo you?

I always wondered how to make these sugar figurines! In Suhindol used Trig (tartar) instead of vinegar / citric acid- soups and dishes. This is a stone that forms the huge vats where the wine is stored in the cellar.This stone is removed quite difficult - with a hammer and chisel. Grind in a mortar finely (like salt). I can show you how it looks.

Reni, to admit for the first time heard of tartar and I became curious what it was. At first I did not dare to ask, thanks for the clarification! Upload a photo if you have and see how it looks.

Thanks for the explanation.

can be replaced with citric acid (1: 1) or lemon juice (1 tsp cream of tartar = 2 tsp lemon juice).