Title: Hard Peppermints
From: BLAZ firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Peppermint Hard Candy
Date: 13 Dec 1996 02:10:55 -0700
Peppermint Hard Candy
1 cup granular sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
1/4 tsp. peppermint oil
Combine sugar, syrup, and water in a heavy saucepan. Cook over
medium-high heat until hard crack stage is reached (see note).
Add the oil and stir well. Pour onto a cookie sheet that has been
heavily coated with powdered sugar. As soon as you can handle the
peppermints start cutting with scissors into small irregular shapes.
Flavor may be varied with any kind of oil.
NOTE: You can test for hard crack stage with a thermometer or by
immersing a teaspoonful of the candy mixture in very cold water
for several seconds. It should harden almost immediately and break
with a crack when removed from the water.