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Recipes for candy please help

I have just been watching friends and Monica was making candy, and i thought yummy i think i will make some with the kiddies, the only problem is i have no recipes, does anybody have a good easy recipe that the kids can easily make and have fun doing it.

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Old 03.12.2008, 13:04
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I have just been watching friends and Monica was making candy, and i thought yummy i think i will make some with the kiddies, the only problem is i have no recipes, does anybody have a good easy recipe that the kids can easily make and have fun doing it.

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Maybe you could find plenty if you did a recipe search on google? this is not a just f'ing google reply but in the same token you could find lots on google? just a thought
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Maybe you could find plenty if you did a recipe search on google? this is not a just f'ing google reply but in the same token you could find lots on google? just a thought
Tried ggogle i was wondering if anyone had any pass me down recipes from say Grandma tradtional swiss
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Isn't "candy" the American word for what the Brits refer to as "sweets"? In which case there are hundreds of different types of sweet recipes.

Or do you mean candy floss?

Toffee is good fun to make with kids, you just have to watch out because the sugar mixture can get hellishly hot.
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i was wondering if anyone had any pass me down recipes from say Grandma tradtional swiss
You mean something like this....?


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Old 03.12.2008, 13:21
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Re: Recipes for candy please help

Maybe something on the following site might be what you're looking for:

http://www.about.ch/culture/food/index.html
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Isn't "candy" the American word for what the Brits refer to as "sweets"? In which case there are hundreds of different types of sweet recipes.

Or do you mean candy floss?

Toffee is good fun to make with kids, you just have to watch out because the sugar mixture can get hellishly hot.
Yes i just called it candy because i was watching friends.

I just want a simple yummy easy to make with the kids. Bored of baking cakes, and will start next week with christmas cookies so i thought why not have a change.
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Old 03.12.2008, 13:26
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Maybe something on the following site might be what you're looking for:

http://www.about.ch/culture/food/index.html
No not really, but i now know what i am cooking tonight, thanks for the great link
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Re: Recipes for candy please help

Sutter - have you checked the Web site for FoodTV.com?

That was one of my favorite channels in the U.S., and the Web site has an extensive recipe bank ready for you:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/

Special cookie section here:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/12-days-o...age/index.html

Enjoy ... and send me some samples.

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Nicky - need some soap to rinse your mouth with?
why? the 'just f'ing google' comment refers to a URL that used to get posted on threads several years back and tended to upset some people so I was just reiterating my response wasn't meant to be in the same vein as telling someone to go and use google, I censored it myself??
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Old 03.12.2008, 13:32
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Re: Recipes for candy please help

here you go
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Re: Recipes for candy please help

Here's one for "Rahmtäfeli" - caramel cubes (quickly translated from the Swiss Milk site):

Ingredients
2 dl Cream
250 g Sugar
50 g Butter
2 EL "Birnendicksaft" (or "Birnel" = a sugary syrup made of pears, you can substitute with Golden Syrup if you have any.)
1 packet vanilla sugar
2 EL almonds, sliced

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1 Line a rectangular oven tray with baking parchment.
2 Place cream, sugar, butter, "Birnel" and vanilla sugar into a shallow pan, heat it, stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved.
3 Reduce the heat and simmer for another 30 - 40 minutes, stirring often, until the sugary mass is pale brown and the mixture thickens. Test by putting a few drops onto a cold spoon. If the mixture sets quickly, it's ready.
4 Mix the almond slices into the caramel mixture, pour the mixture onto the lined oven tray and leave to cool.
5 Use a knife, which has been dipped into hot water, to cut the mass into bite-sized cubes and leave to cool completely.

I'm not sure if the stirring factor is ideal for children. Still, "Rahmtäfeli" are a traditional Swiss sweet.
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Sutter - have you checked the Web site for FoodTV.com?

That was one of my favorite channels in the U.S., and the Web site has an extensive recipe bank ready for you:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/

Special cookie section here:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/12-days-o...age/index.html

Enjoy ... and send me some samples.

Nicky - need some soap to rinse your mouth with?
That is a fantastic site thanks
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Re: Recipes for candy please help

Ok sounds good thanks, now erm........ can i buy brown sugar and peppermint essense here?

Anyone please thanks
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Thanks Crumbs sounds also yummy.

Tomcat pm me your address and i will send you some samples
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Ok sounds good thanks, now erm........ can i buy brown sugar and peppermint essense here?

Anyone please thanks
quit while yer ahead....

Regarding cooking with the kids, one of my fondest memories around xmas was making millionaires shortbread - very very naughty but very very very nice and before anyone asks where to buy condensed milk its in tubes in Migros by the UHT milk section
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Re: Recipes for candy please help

Candy is one of the few things I'd be very reluctant to make with (particularly small) children. Hot melted sugar is not somewhere where small kids should be.

Though I'm not sure whether its traditionally swiss, how about a ganache based truffle type chocolate?

Here's a basic type of description of the process- http://baking.about.com/od/truffles/ss/making.htm

I've done this before with my small nephew. I did the part with the double boiler etc and had the ganache cooling before he came over. He helped roll the ganache, and dip it. He was about 3 and a half, and afterwards he gave it to mum and dad as a present.

Be prepared for a lot of it to be snuck into their own mouths though.
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1 last question, does anybody fancy buying the ingrediants, coming to my place and making them for us

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1 last question, does anybody fancy buying the ingrediants, coming to my place and making them for us

Thanks in advance
Sure ... Sunday is wiiiide open ... but I am bringing Mrs. Tomcat and the 2 kittens (3 and 5). My wife is an excellent pastry chef.
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quit while yer ahead....

Regarding cooking with the kids, one of my fondest memories around xmas was making millionaires shortbread - very very naughty but very very very nice and before anyone asks where to buy condensed milk its in tubes in Migros by the UHT milk section
Thanks for finally answering my unanswered question to where I can find sweet, condensed milk (needed for a Key Lime pie recipe I've been yearning to make).
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