Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | May 16, 2011

Discomforting Comfits!

Will the sugar ever be first degree?
Will the sugar ever be first degree?

This is a rare picture and the first time you will have ever found me blowing into one section of my barrell bellow into a brazier to try to increase the heat!  I was excited yesterday to use my comfit pan (hanging by the chains in the picture) to start grains of paradise comfits with twelve layers of sugar and to increase the layers by twelve on both some clove and carraway seed comfits.  The “discomfort” of the day was that it was taking forever to get my sugar syrup to the first degree!  My comfit pan is idle as I spent three hours to obtain first degree syrup!!  Now that was a first and I have done this many, many times.  At the end of a long day, I had two charges of sugar syrup on my grains of paradise. 

It seems yesterday I was not destined to make comfits!  But I do find the picture interesting.
 
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