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OLD FASHIONED ORANGE CANDY

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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

 

Ingredients :

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

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