sugar syrup

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by cooki, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. cooki

    cooki

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    how long do i have to boil sugar syrup so that it reaches 238 degrees?
    (i don't have a candy thermometer...:look: )
     
  2. momoreg

    momoreg

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    It depends. It depends on the temp of the water you start with, the strength of your flame, the conductive properties of your pot, and how much you're boiling.

    There's a way of testing the sugar by hand, which involves dipping a small amount of your boiled sugar into a glass of ice water. The resulting texture of your sugar (soft ball) will determine if your sugar is ready.
     
  3. erik

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    You can also use a spoon if you are not up to dipping your fingers in 200+ degree pots ;)
     
  4. cakerookie

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    Get a candy thermometer.. Best way to be sure.