Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Speaking of messes....

Thanks Emily for your fun recipe! We finally made them. It's the first time I've ever used a candy thermometer and I have to say we were decently successful. We only had one casualty. Macy has a fatty blister on her pointer finger. I told her, "That's hot..don't touch..." but remember, she's almost 3, so DON'T really means GO FOR IT in her language. She had that total delayed reaction as it was searing her skin. All of a sudden she realized, mom was actually RIGHT. We are enjoying licking the lollies as I type! Yum!

Using the candy thermometer. There's a first time for everything!
Waiting for it to reach 305 degress takes some patience. Rough.

We didn't have lolli sticks, so we used the ones for popsicle sticks instead.

Forgot to turn before I imported, sorry. But here's the ouch finger. Notice that she is still a princess through it all. I'm ready for her to pretend to be something else sometime soon. Princess' aren't my thing.

Masterpiece. So pretty and delicious. Can't wait to make again and try some new designs.

*here's emily's recipe*

Emily's free-form rainbow lollies

2 cups of sugar
2/3 cup of corn syrup
2/3 cup of water
1/2 t orange extract (we used lemon...yum!)
food coloring (red, yellow, and blue)

Lightly spray a cookie sheet with pam, or lightly oil. Place lollipop sticks in rows leaving 2 inches of space in between.

Combine sugar, syrup, and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Without stirring, cook until mixture reaches 305 degrees. Set up an ice bath in the sink. When the mixture is done, dip the bottom of the saucepan into the ice bath for 10 seconds to stop cooking process. Stir in extract. Divide sugar mixture into 3 separate bowls. Color one bowl with the red food coloring, one with the yellow, and one with the blue.

Spoon the mixture over the lollipop sticks, creating free form designs by mixing colors. Let harden and enjoy.


  1. Yay! They look lovely! Sorry to hear about your daughters finger. I should have cautioned that it is SUPER HOT!

  2. Thanks Emily! I warned her that it was very hot. You know how 3 year olds can be. (or at least mine) she is busy testing all her boundries. She is learning the hard way. :)

  3. oh theses look yummy.
    i want to make them too but never remember to do it!

    it looks like fun...other than the blister.