Back in the early 70’s, as a youngster, my parents and our family would help an elderly gentleman take care of his large yard as well as help him meet other needs. He was a retired doctor and a horticulturist. He hybridized day lilies. He was in his 80’s and had a hard time keeping up his yard.
In the area where he potted plants was a candy jar always full of orange slice candy. It was a real treat after having mowed, or weeded or whatever we helped with to have an orange slice candy. My dad and my brother and I just loved them.
It’s an awesome memory that brings back to mind the wonderful generosity and great sense of humor this great man had. Doc Switzer, you were a great friend! ~ Larry from North Carolina
1 can (6 ounces) fruit pectin
3/4 cup water
half teaspoon baking soda
1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
1 cup light corn syrup
2 tsp orange extract
five drops each: red and yellow liquid food coloring
A way to make it :
-Spray a 9-by-five-inch loaf pan with cooking spray;
-Sit aside.In a medium saucepan, combine pectin, water, and baking soda (the mixture may foam).
-Combine 1 cup sugar and corn syrup in a large saucepan.
-Cook over excessive warmness for four minutes, or till the pectin mixture runs out of froth and the sugar mixture comes to a whole boil (boiling that does not prevent bubbling while stirring), stirring often in each saucepans.
-Gradually add the pectin mixture to the boiling sugar mixture, stirring constantly.Cooking about minute, stirring.
-Keep it farfar from the warmness.Food coloring is also added to the extract.
-Pour immediately into an organized pan.Let stand at room temperature for three hours or overnight until the lollipop cools and hardens.
-Sprinkle 1 cup of the last sugar on a large piece of wax paper.
-Flip the sweet onto the wax paper.Cut the fondant into 3/4-inch cubes, stopping occasionally to soak the knife in hot water.
-Soak the sugar and fudge until they are evenly coated.
-Apply the jacket to the wire rack.
-Permit it on overnight at room temperature.
-Store in an airtight box at room temperature