Saturday, January 5, 2013

Charcoal Candy for Epiphany

In Spain, the Three Kings' Day, or January the 6th, is the day presents are exchanged. They also promise misbehaving kids that they will receive charcoal on this date. Later, a candy that resembled charcoal was developed, and given to both well-behaved and badly behaved children, in small bags marked "charcoal".

Recipe from
70 grams Royal Icing (Beat 200 grams powdered sugar with an egg white and a few drops of lemons juice)
Black food coloring
700 grams granulated sugar
230 ml water

Mix a batch of royal icing, then add black food coloring. Set it aside. Mix sugar and water together in a saucepan, and when it reaches 130 degrees Celsius, remove from heat. Add black royal icing, and mix until it grows, deflates, and grows again. In that moment, place liquid candy in a silicone baking pan. When it grows hard,

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