What Did I Do Wrong, Sugar!!!!!!!!!!

Sugar Work By hails Updated 29 Jan 2010 , 4:29pm by hails

hails Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 6:49pm
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HI to all hope you are having a super day,
so I don't know what went wrong I followed one
of the recipes here, I was trying to make boiled sugar for some gems.

The recipe said 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cups of light corn syrup.
put in microwave on 50%power for 6 min then full power for 2 min.
I opened the microwave and my lovely sugar was dark brown and was smoking I had to throw it away, please does someone have the correct microwave times

THANK YOU TO ALL That respond you Rock!!!!!

11 replies
kellertur Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 6:56pm
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It sounds like you scorched the sugar... easy to do.

Try stopping it at 3 min and stirring, carefully. Then another 3 minutes or so...

I hope this helps. icon_smile.gif

Kiddiekakes Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 6:57pm
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Well since everyones microwave heats at a different time frame it is difficult to give exact times.You have to literally stand there and watch it untils it starts to bubble.My microwave heats fast and I have siezed many candy melts..I would say every 10 seconds check it...HTH

hails Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 6:58pm
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Thanks Kellertur I will try that icon_smile.gif

kellertur Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 7:00pm
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PM me if it doesn't work and I can send you the microwave recipe I use. Good Luck!

hails Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 7:02pm
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Thanks kiddiecakes icon_smile.gif

hails Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 7:47pm
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Hi Kellertur,
I tried to pm you but for some reason it just stays in my outbox and has not sent,
I would be so grateful for the microwave recipe you use. Thanks so much

prterrell Posted 28 Jan 2010 , 7:58pm
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Sorry you're having trouble. I always do mine on the stove using a candy thermometer.

hails Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 12:10am
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Thanks prterrell,
I have tried a couple of ways in the microwave and it did not work, the first time I scorched it....lol and the second time it was not long enough I guess. If it is not to much of a hassle could u please send me your directions, thank you so much have a great evening.

kellertur Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 4:32am
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I think the message will stay in your outbox until it's read, then moves to the sent folder. I just read and responded. icon_smile.gif


I try using a thermometer, but it must know I have no patience... I hate standing there. icon_redface.gif When it's good, it's GREAT... but when it's not... icon_cry.gif

prterrell Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 5:43am
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hails, I use the recipe from Lorann Oils: https://www.lorannoils.com/p-8752-stove-top-hard-candy.aspx only change I make is add a pinch of kosher salt in with the salt.

hails Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 4:29pm
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Thank you so much ladies you are so kind and made my day, have a lovely weekend!!!

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