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#1 DaQatz

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 09:46 PM

It's getting near Halloween. So I figured I would post my method of making hard candied peppers. You can check my original post here Candied Jalapenos & Habaneros. Which you actually do need to do to make the hard candy as well.

 

I'm using Devil's Tongue peppers. They are almost identical to fatalii. So I'm using the habanero method.

 

First I stem, and split.

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You may, or may not want to seed the peppers at this point. Once the peppers are hard candied; you will not be able to remove them.

 

Now "soft" candy the peppers. Like in my older guide.

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Now many people have asked how to tell when they are done. The best way is to check the tempture of the sugar, which best would be around 225. However there is another way to tell. You can "water dip" your fingers into the sugar, and stretch it between your fingers. If it pulls a thread, and stays. Then it's done.

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And damn, Devil's Tongue candy to be damn beautiful.

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Ok now you need to setup to hard candy them. You will want parchment paper. Note NOT wax paper.

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I also use chopsticks to fish the peppers out of the syrup, and put them onto the parchment paper. Chopsticks leave the least syrup on the peppers compared to spoons, etc... You will want to cook the peppers(Yes the peppers you already candied) in the same syrup as before. However you want to do them in small batches. This is because you need to get the sugar to 310 degrees, or until water test is hard. And immaditally remove it from the heat. Then quickly use the chopsticks to remove the peppers. The sugar will thicken, and harden pretty quickly. So you can only handle small batch at a time. Your sugar will slowly darken as you do this. Personally I prefer the taste of them as it darkens. It becomes more caramel like. However if it gets too dark, then you will need to do knew sugar syrup.

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Any darker then that, and it will start to taste scorched. This sugar can be poured on parchment, or into candy/lollipop moulds. It will harden, and is quiet tasty and spicy in it's own right.

 

This is what a hard candied pepper looks like if it was not caramelized.

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And this one was allowed to caramelize.

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Video with proof of hardness.

 

Also, they are not sticky.

 

So now you can have some pretty, and spicy candy for Halloween.

 

Also do not toss that hard syrup sugar.

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Break it up, save it. Dang tasty to munch on.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 10:00 PM

I will be first in line if you ever decide to sell them. They look like they bring sweet and hot to new heights.

I'm happy to test it out on tctenten if you don't know!  :D


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 10:12 PM

That is so very cool. Must the pods be fresh or can I pullout my frozen ones. I would assume the process would harden them regardless. 



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 10:26 PM

That is so very cool. Must the pods be fresh or can I pullout my frozen ones. I would assume the process would harden them regardless. 

 

You can use frozen fine. Just thaw them first, and be sure they are fairly dry to the touch.


Oh forgot to mention. If you try this recipe. If your sugar gets hot enough to smoke; be VERY careful NOT to inhale the smoke. If you do, there will be instant regret, possible vomiting, and maybe a hospital visit.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 10:40 PM

Very cool walk through

 

Finished looks amazing  :cool:

 

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 11:04 PM

Love it!

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 03:08 PM

Looks good and I bet they are fantastic. 


It's such a small pepper,How hot can it be? 


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 11:04 PM

This looks awesome!

 

One question, how do you clean the pot afterwards?


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 11:17 PM

This looks awesome!

 

One question, how do you clean the pot afterwards?

 

Hot water. Sugar dissolves easily in it. If you let harden in the pot, then just put water in. And bring it to a boil.


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 11:23 PM

love this! definitely want to try it out



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Posted 12 December 2016 - 02:09 PM

Thanks for the tutorial :cheers:







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