Tips to Add Glucose and Tartaric Acid to the Boiled Sugar

Tips to Add Glucose and Tartaric Acid to the Boiled Sugar

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Tips to Add Glucose and Tartaric Acid to the Boiled Sugar

AJAR.id – Hello Ajarian! After the sugar boiled, you may add glucose and tartaric acid into it. But, they must be added with some conditions. Here is the tips to add glucose and tartaric acid into the boiled sugar.

Adding glucose to the boiled sugar

  1. Cook the boiled sugar until it reaches 110°C then add the glucose syrup. Add glucose syrup at this stage allows enough time for the sugar to completely dissolve
  2. After that, bring it back quickly to the boil and skim again if necessary
  3. Glucose is not added in the first stages, as it holds onto impurities and can also sticks to the pot, making it harder to clean down, leading to dirtier syrup increasing the risk of discolouration and crystallization
  4. Adding the glucose before the first boil, can cause the syrup to foam a lot more and may lead to over boiling the pot

Adding tartaric acid to the solution

  1. Tartaric Acid is added to the boiling sugar syrup at 130°C for pulled sugar. You don’t need to add tartaric acid if using casting sugar
  2. The acid will invert a small amount of sucrose (a disaccharide) into two monosaccharide’s, dextrose and laevulose, rising solubility and reducing crystallization
  3. This will softening the sugar, making it more pliable and easier to work with, allowing us to blow and pull the sugar into different...
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