Hi! I have been making hard candy for many years at Christmas time. I always pour it into a greased jelly roll pan. I was wondering if any of you have poured it onto a Silpat or other Silicone type mat? Did you have any problems with it sticking? Thank you!
I was really hoping that somebody could give me some advice... Please and thank you in advance.
The candy won't stick, but silpat doesn't conduct heat, so it might change the way your candy cools and sets up.
Thank you! I have always used parchment paper in the past, but it still kind of stuck to it so I resorted to cookie sheets, but it is more difficult to score that way. I think I will try it and see, if it doesn't work, it is just one batch of candy wasted and I will have a new silpat for cookie baking. LOL
I do all my sugar work over my Silpat. It's fantastic! Nothing sticks! If I have extra sugar leftover in the pot, I pour the excess onto the Silpat so I can easily pick it up when it sets.
Just remember that you cannot use sharp cutting tools on it.
Edited to add: If you're concerned about the temperature difference without the sheet pan, just put your Silpat in the sheet pan.
Thank you so much! Now I am ready to get the holiday baking started!