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Is there a recipe to make humbug candy?

Last post May 11, 2006 10:28 AM by casf_or_Carol_IN . 10 replies.


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  • Is there a recipe to make humbug candy?
    Humbugs are one of my favourite candies. Does anyone have a recipe that would make a similar taste.

    Marlene
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  • RE: Is there a recipe to make humbug candy?

    What is a humbug??
    Is it a chocolate confectionary??
    What is the primary ingredient??

    CANDY LOVERS WANT TO KNOW!! LOL

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  • RE: Is there a recipe to make humbug candy?
    I don't have a recipe, but is it the candy with toffee and maybe mint too?
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  • RE: Is there a recipe to make humbug candy?
    They are pillow shaped candies and they are yellowish with stripes. I'm not sure what the mix is but in Canada in the fall you can buy them made from maple syrup and something else. They are hard candy. I like both the regular and the maple syrup but much prefer the maple syrup.

    Marlene
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  • RE: Is there a recipe to make humbug candy?
    Anise Hard Candy

    2 cups granulated sugar
    1/2 cup light corn syrup
    1/2 cup boiling water
    1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
    1/2 teaspoon food coloring
    1/2 teaspoon anise oil, or 1 1/2 teaspoons anise extract
    Powdered sugar (optional)

    Line bottom and sides a 9-inch square baking pan with lightly buttered aluminum foil. Set aside.
    Combine sugar, corn syrup, boiling water and cream of tartar in a medium-heavy saucepan. Cook until candy thermometer reaches 300*F (150*C) or until mixture separates into brittle threads
    Remove from heat; add food coloring and anise oil. Pour into prepared pan. Score into squares when partially hardened, or when hard break into pieces. Roll in powdered sugar, if desired.
    Makes about 1 pound candy.



    Anise Hard Candy

    1 1/2 tsp. butter softened
    3/4 C. water
    2/3 C. light corn syrup
    2 C. sugar
    1 tsp. anise extract
    red food coloring
    2-3 T. powdered sugar

    Butter an 8 inch square baking pan with 1 1/2 tsp. butter; set aside.

    In a large heavy saucepan, combine water, corn syrup and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook for 3 minutes to dissolve any sugar crystals.

    Uncover, cook over medium high heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 300º (hard crack stage).

    Remove from heat, stir in extract and food coloring (keep face away from mixture as odor is very strong).

    Pour into prepared pan. Using a sharp knife, score into 3/4 inch squares.

    Cool. Separate into squares, using a sharp knife if necessary.

    Place powdered sugar in a baking pan, add candy and roll till coated. Brush off excess sugar with a pastry brush.

    Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

    Makes about 1 lb. (8 dozen)
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  • RE: Is there a recipe to make humbug candy?

    Q, I love the licorice flavored humbugs. If you want maple, don't try the anise recipes!!LOL

    I didn't see your second post before I posted those! LOL
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  • RE: Is there a recipe to make humbug candy?
    bumping for hopefully more response.

    Marlene
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  • RE: Is there a recipe to make humbug candy?
    Yorkshire Humbugs
    450g (1lb) Brown Sugar
    150ml (¼ pint) Water
    Peppermint Essence

    Place the brown sugar into a heavy bottomed saucepan.
    Heat gently until the sugar has completely dissolved, but do not stir.
    Boil to a temperature of 154°C (310°F).
    When the water has evaporated add a few drops of peppermint essence.
    Pour mixture on a slab, using a knife to prevent it running too thin.
    Cut into strips, and cut with sharp buttered scissors.
    Then wrap in cellophane and store in an airtight container.

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  • RE: Is there a recipe to make humbug candy?
    http://www.sela.co.uk/candy3.htm
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  • RE: Is there a recipe to make humbug candy?
    humbug
    Hard candy pieces, usually flavoured with peppermint and recognisable by their black and white stripes. They are often round-ended but can be seen as angular lumps. The origin of humbug is unknown. The word also means deceptive talk, an impostor or a hoax.
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  • RE: Is there a recipe to make humbug candy?
    I LOVE mint humbugs!!!!! I like the ones that are hard on the outside and toffee like on the inside. We always went to Marks & Spencers when we visited Windsor to buy humbugs to bring home.

    I was born in Co. Durham right next door to Yorkshire. Carol
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    Carol