Portuguese Burnt Sugar Candy Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 2)
Reviewed: Jun. 19, 2007
Hmmm, I'll admit this was my first attempt at making a candy of this type. I had no problems working with the candy (man was it HOT!), or making the nice twisty shapes, they look beautiful, but I was hoping for more of a tart flavor (or any flavor for that matter) If I were to make these again I would probably add a lemon or cherry extract for a little flavor.
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Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2007
Thanks for the recipe! And yes, this is fun. I didn't have cider vinegar, so I used rice wine vinegar. I also added a couple of drops of red food coloring, anise extract, vanilla extract, and a bit of ground cardamon. (I needed to clean out some pantry ingredients!) The flavors seemed to work really well. I wasn't too hot at getting pretty shapes, but who cares?
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Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2007
(First time trying to make candy) Very easy recipe! I added a little blue sugar at the last minute, and because my twists weren't exactly twisty, it ended up looking like broken glass! Lots of fun!
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Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2006
My family loved this candy. My only problem with it was that I didn't taste any tart that I was expecting. And my 1st attempt at pulling and twisting that candy was a disaster but it tasted wonderful anyway.
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