Alright my Foodie Friends, today I have a super simple recipe for an old fashioned candy that is still made to this day. It's popular around festival time and people of all ages will enjoy it. Although, if you can't handle sugar you may want to skip out on this one.Small and simple, this sweet treat dates back to sometime before the new islands were created. The (to be named culture) brought this confection over when they moved on from their perspective lands. It is a common festival staple among the food stalls and can be found in most food or convenience stores. They are colorful and take the form as either a 3D starburst or a flatter, simplified star shape.
Caution! Molten sugar is hot and can cause a lot of damage. Take care when melting and pouring. It is advised to only allow children to assist with removing and packaging once the candy is a safe temperature.
Step OneAfter deciding what flavor and color to make the candy, gather your ingredients and combine in a saucepan. Any fruit juice and white sugar will work. Use only food safe coloring. A little goes a long way; too much dye can alter the taste and quality.
Step TwoCook over a medium heat while stirring until the sugar completely dissolves. Then allow the mixture to come to a boil. Let it heat to around 320 F without stirring the syrup.
Step ThreeCarefully remove the sauce pan from the heat and proceed to forming the candy. Pour it into the desired silicone mold. Allow to fully cool before removing and consuming.
Star candies are often gifted to loved ones and children during festivals and other special occasions like birthdays. People often make a small wish after eating the last piece out of a bag. They are thought to bring small bursts of good luck as well.
Wishes and Good Fortune
I'd love to know the quantities to make them. Yum...
I may adjust in the future to make it a more "workable" recipe lol. A candy maker, I am not. I simply did a quick google to understand at least the basics of how it works. xP
Fair enough. I just felt hungry for sweets after reading this so of course I needed to know. :D
My favorite part is that final touch, about making a wish. That's such a perfect little peek into day-to-day life in the setting, I adore it. Well done :D
Creator of Araea, Megacorpolis, and many others.
Thank you! I do my best to be better at, at least trying to sprinkle in bits and bobs throughout my work.
Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
I appreciate the warning there. As someone who has dropped molten sugar on themselves, ouch. :D I love the little touch at the end about them making a wish.
Too much sugar! But love the article.