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Love sweets? Try the candy recipes in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- 2 c. water
- 1 c. corn syrup
- 3 1/2 c. white sugar
- 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
- Candy thermometer
- Sheet pan
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Silicone baking mat
- Food coloring (optional)
- Pin (optional)
Combine the water, corn syrup, sugar, and cream of tartar in a large saucepan. Stir to combine them and heat them slowly over low heat.
Heat to hard-crack stage
Use a candy thermometer to bring the mixture up to the hard-crack stage -- around 290 to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spray sheet pan
Spray a sheet pan liberally with a nonstick cooking spray or use a silicone mold if you have one.
Pour the sugar mixture
Pour the mixture into the pan quickly and evenly as it will start to set as soon as it is removed from the heat -- be careful and avoid being burned.
Shake the pan or mold
Shake and tip the pan to get even coverage and to level the mixture. Wait an hour for the candy mixture to cool completely.
Remove the sugar glass from the pan by dragging a hot knife along the edges and then prying it up. A silicone baking mat should fold back and release more easily.
Refrigerate until ready
Refrigerate the sugar glass until it's ready to use. Enjoy your prop glass while it lasts.