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Candies are a great way of exchanging gifts with your family members, relatives, or friends during the festive season. The taste gets better especially if they are homemade candies. It is a perfect way to express your feelings during this time of the season.
However, the most basic way of making candy is to create hard candies in your home. Creating hard candies helps you to learn the basic skills of candy making. Moreover, if you have adequate skills you can produce other types of candies as well.
The most exciting part of candy making is that you can eat all those candies all by yourself along with watching the sugar crystals growing.
How to Make Hard Candy without Molds?
Candy making is not only exciting and fun but also creating the entire packaging and presenting it to your loved ones feels special.
However, the ideal way for making candies is to look for the recipes on the Internet and you can even start with the most basic recipe out there.
If you are not using a mold for making hard candy, you can easily pour the hot candy into the sheet that is already a greased one. You can even use heat-resistant surfaces for this purpose. Then you need to allow the candy to cool down a little bit.
The next process involves you making a cut through the surface of the candy with a sharp knife. Upon cooling down, you can cut the large pieces into small ones, or even square pieces.
However, you can also use other methods of candy making such as cutting the hard candy with scissors. You can also pour the candies onto the sheets filled with powdered sugar and then cut them through with scissors.
Furthermore, if you use powdered sugar you can reap the benefits of keeping the hard candies warm for a longer duration. Apart from this, the powdered sugar allows the candy to change into a pillow rather than being flat.
How to Make Hard Candy with Molds?
When you are making hard candy with molds, you need to prepare the molds before use.
This is why it is necessary to hand wash all the molds in soap water.
Although you need to keep in mind to use warm water. Then you need to pour all the candies into the mold directly and leave it for cooling. This will enhance the hardening process. Avoid using the refrigeration process to make hard candies.