Published Sep 19, 2008 in Candies

Here’s a neat recipe for gumdrops candy, it was clipped from a newspaper or magazine then taped onto a white index card. The tape is very yellow and brittle, date of the recipe is unknown. Recipe is typed below along with a scanned copy (click to view larger).

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One bottle (six ounces) liquid pectin
One-fourth teaspoon baking soda
Three-fourth cup sugar
Three-fourth cup light corn syrup
One and one-half teaspoons orange extract
One teaspoon grated orange rind
Four drops yellow food coloring
Two drops red food coloring

In a one or one and one-half quart saucepan stir together the pectin and baking soda (pectin will foam). In a two-quarter saucepan stir together the sugar and corn syrup. Cook each mixture at the same time over high heat, stirring often, until foam disappears from pectin mixture and sugar mixture comes to a rapid boil–three to five minutes. Stirring constantly, pour pectin mixture into boiling sugar mixture in a slow steady stream. Boil and stir constantly for one minutes. Remove from heat; stir in orange extract, orange rind and food colorings. At once pour into eight-inch square pan. Let stand at room temperature until firm and cool–about two hours. Cut in one-half-inch cubes, roll in extra sugar. Makes about 60. Store, covered tightly, in refrigerator.

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Gumdrops! « The days are packed
Published 8 June, 2010 in 9:30 pm

[…] looking for something new to try and candy is always a good option, so when I found this recipe on Recipecurio for gumdrops we knew it was something we were going to try. It was very quick and pretty easy, and […]

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