Portuguese Burnt Sugar Candy
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Simple and only three ingredients to make these sweet, tart candies that are usually made for the holidays, especially Christmas.
- Ready In:
- In a saucepan, stir together all three ingredients. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium-high heat. Continue to boil for about 15 minutes, or until the mixture turns a deep golden brown, or use a candy thermometer. The temperature should reach 300 degrees F (149 degrees C). Remove from the heat, and pour onto two well buttered heavy dinner plates.
- When the candy begins to harden, pull from around the edges of the plates. Stretch into long ropes and cut into pieces with kitchen scissors, giving each piece a twist. Cool completely before storing in an airtight tin. Be careful! The candy will be very hot while pulling and cutting.
- **Note - if you do not like pulling candy like I do, you can also just butter up a baking pan with a rim (height depends on how thick you want the candy) and pour into the pan. Once it begins to cool, you can break the candy into pieces - you end up with sharp pieces at times so this may not be good for children to eat this way.
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