Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hash Hard Candy

I had a request for my recipe for Hash Hard Candies.  To be honest this recipe is just the recipe from LorAnn Oils with the addition of some decarboxylated kief hash.  I've used their flavorings and recipe for awhile and have been pretty happy with my results.  Check out their website if you want to purchase LorAnn Oils candy making supplies.

So here's what you will need for this recipe:
  • A Candy Thermometer (absolutely necessary)
  • A heat gun (recommended but not necessary if you have a reliable candy thermometer)
  • A heavy pot for cooking
  • Hard candy mold or mini muffin pan with foil liners
  • Patience and lots of time!
  • 2 Cups of Sugar
  • 2/3 Cup of Corn Syrup
  • 3/4 Cup of water
  • 1 dram (1 small bottle) Candy flavoring oil
  • 1 teaspoon Tart n' Sour flavoring
  • decarboxylated kief (amount will depend on how strong your dosing your candies)  This time I used 1/8th gram per candy in my mini muffin tin.
  • extra sugar for dusting your finished candies
Ok so here's the thing with making hard candies, you have have have to be patient.  This process takes a long time and if you try to speed it up you will run the very real risk of scalding your sugar and ruining the whole batch, so please be sure you have the time before beginning this process.

How to do it:
  1. Spray your mold or muffin tin with a very light shot of cooking spray.
  2. Measure out your desired dosage of decarboxylated kief and add that to each section in the muffin tin or mold
  3. Add the Sugar, Corn Syrup, & Water to your heavy pan. DO NOT STIR!
  4. Place your candy thermometer in your pan.  Be sure that it doesn't rest on the bottom of your pan if it does, it will break and ruin your thermometer and your candy.
  5. Place your pan on medium heat.  
  6. Pull up a chair and be prepared for the wait.  Watch your candy  in the pot, but do not stir it or turn your heat up past medium. 
  7. Watch for the sugar mixture to begin to boil.  Now allow it to boil together until it reaches 300 degrees F (hard crack stage).  This takes anywhere from 20-40 minutes depending on your oven.  Here's where the heat gun comes in handy.  I use it to check the temperature of the boiling candy in different parts of the pan.  I do this throughout the boiling process.  Inevitably there will be a hot and cool spot in the pan.  When any one spot hits 300 degrees F immediately remove the pan from the burner.
  8. Quickly add your flavoring and Tart 'n Sour.   It will incorporate with the boiling action of the candy mixture. DO NOT STIR! Stirring will create bubbles in your candy. 
  9. Add your candy mixture to your prepared molds.  I use a metal tablespoon and quickly spoon it into the mini muffin tin.  Whatever is left over I pour into one of my hard candy molds. (Be sure you are only using molds that are rated for high heat.  Chocolate molds are NOT and WILL MELT if you add this molten sugar into them! Ruins your mold and your candies too!)
  10. Allow your candies to cool completely
  11. Carefully unmold your candy
  12. In a small bowl add about 1/4 Cup of granulated sugar.
  13. Place each candy into sugar and flip the candy over so both sides are coated with sugar.  You may spray a fine mist of water on the candies to help the sugar to adhere.
  14. Place candies on a plate and allow to dry with the sugar coating in place.
  15. Package and enjoy your Hash Hard Candies.
***Please note you are working with REALLY HOT sugar and this can burn really bad.  Use extreme care to keep this away from your skin!

OK so I hope you have fun making your own Hard Hash Candies, just remember to have lots of patience & time.  And again please be very careful.  That molten sugar can do a lot of damage to your skin.  I recommend doing this entire project BEFORE medicating so you are able to give this your full attention.

Stay Elevated!

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