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Any candy makers?
« on: November 19, 2011, 06:33:33 pm »
I like playing with kitchen napalm, molten sugar. I have made nice cinnamon and peppermint hard candies, toffee, cashew brittle, molasses seafoam, and vanilla taffy. I think I pulled the taffy right, I was exhausted, and it tasted great! Anyone know how to pull taffy? Hugs, Tracey 
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Re: Any candy makers?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 12:35:13 am »
Suga has a hot stainless steel table that has gas burners under it so it doesnt cool down.and they use ' riggers ' gloves to work it.

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Re: Any candy makers?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 04:47:39 pm »
My grandfather, and his uncle before him, used to own a candy store. Sadly, he sold the store when I was young, which still saddens me to this day. As of a couple years ago, the building sat empty. I think the last tenant was a Mountain Man Fruit & Nut store.

As I recall, pulling taffy is pretty much what it sounds like;  you pull on it to stretch it out, then fold it over, give it a twist or two, and pull it again. Repeat until desired texture is achieved.

There is a taffy store in Estes Park, Colorado that has a taffy pulling machine in the front window. When I was younger, I used to love watching it work. Fascinating.
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Re: Any candy makers?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2011, 04:48:58 pm »
posting because I wanna learn how to make candy - it'll pop back up.

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Re: Any candy makers?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2011, 11:41:19 pm »
Try this





http://www.suga.com.au/
The panel they leave it on is warm.


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