AJAR.id – Hello Ajarian! Now that the sugar has boiled, it’s time to give some colors. Adding color to the boiled sugar can’t be don’t freely and must be following some methods. These are things you should do when adding color to the boiled sugar:
- Dissolve a single powdered food colour in a little water
- To add color, sugar must be at 135°C – 145°C
- Add a few drops of this to the boiled sugar so that the water used to dissolve the colour can evaporate
- If the color result is too strong it can be lightened by mixing with clear pulled (white) sugar
Other than that, these are things you shouldn’t do when adding color to the boiled sugar:
- Liquid color is not recommended as it contains an acid as a preservative and this is then an uncontrolled variable
- Although dissolving powder color is recommended in some old recipes, this may result a completely different shade of color as it doesn’t dissolve well
Those are do’s and don’ts when you’re going to add color to the boiled sugar. Make sure you follow the correct method for a better result.
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Written by: Alan Hickman, Garry Blackburn
Subject Matter: Prepare and Display Sugar Work