I'm An Idiot

Sugar Work By prterrell Updated 18 Dec 2009 , 11:52am by jimroy

prterrell Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 9:41pm
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If you're boiling sugar to make hard candy, don't get impatient while waiting for it to reach temp and decide to check CC....or you might suddenly smell burning sugar and run into the kitchen to find the thermo at 360 with a pot full of ugly black and brown goo.

And if you do make that mistake, don't take said pot of liquid lava and put it in the sink and turn the cold water on full blast into pot...or you'll find that sugar can and will explode and those little droplets burn!

12 replies
sari66 Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 10:00pm
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I hope u didn't get burned too badly icon_sad.gif

cakeandpartygirl Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 10:00pm
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ouch!!! I hope that you are ok!!!

motherofgrace Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 10:00pm
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OMG are you ok??????

Ive done that with making toffee..... it smells so bad!

I hope you are alright!

JGMB Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 10:22pm
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OUCH!! Thanks for the warning -- I'm sorry you had to discover this the hard way.

dsilbern Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 10:24pm
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Ohhhh...I'm not the only one. At least this club has great members even if we are a little scarred up.

scionmom Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 10:31pm
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OH NO!! I hope you are ok and thanx for the heads up!!!

dorie67 Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 10:37pm
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Oh my, I certainly hope that you are o.k., please post and let us all know that you are. princess.gif

MissLisa Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 11:02pm
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I sure hjope you are ok, that's got to be scary!

Although I've never done that, I'm ever grateful to a dear friend that just gave me a digital thermometer. I can set it to tell me when whatever I'm cooking gets to a certain temperature. So, in the even I wander off, the thermometer will call me back when it gets close to temp.

prterrell Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 1:24am
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LOL! Thanks y'all! I'm fine! I only had two tiny droplets hit my arm. They were hot and hurt, but I wiped em off and ran cool water over my arm, can't tell now, just a few hours later that hot sugar had hit me. icon_biggrin.gif

As soon as it happened I went "Duh! you dummy" to myself, cause I KNOW better....I swear I do!

jimroy Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 12:21pm
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never try to taste sugar as it is cooking

prterrell Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 4:03am
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Originally Posted by jimroy

never try to taste sugar as it is cooking

Oh my goodness! icon_eek.gif That would hurt!!!!

jimroy Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 11:52am
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I've been cooking for 30 years and can still be an idiot

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