Cookbook:Acid Drops

Acid Drops
CategoryConfection recipes
Time45 minutes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Confectionery

Acid drops are a hard candy or confection made very sour through the addition of acid[1]. Citric acid and tartaric acid are commonly used.

Ingredients edit

Procedure edit

  1. Bring the sugar, water and cream of tartar to boil over medium-low heat. Stir gently until syrup reaches 310°F (155°C/hard crack stage) or is pale brown. Syrup should harden completely when dropped on to a cold plate and snap between the teeth when cold.
  2. Pour the mixture onto an oiled heatproof work surface, and sprinkle with the citric acid.
  3. Use a greased spatula to fold in the sides and thoroughly work the acid in.
  4. When the candy is cool enough to touch but still pliable, roll it into sticks and snip off drop-sized bits.
  5. Sift powdered sugar onto the candies, and shake to coat.
  6. Allow to cool and harden completely. Store in an air-tight container.

Notes edit

  2. In the United States, citric acid is available from some Armenian and South Asian grocers, and on-line from cheese-making suppliers.