So, Garrett, what do you think of chocolate?
I found these adorable things at the market yesterday. They are claimed to be miniature Pink Lady apples. Whatever they are, they’re wonderfully sweet, crisp and just a little tart. I’m so glad I didn’t just take them for crab apples and walk on by!
So of course, this called for some spicy cinnamon candy. I use this for a lot of things, it’s really just water, sugar, cinnamon and food color. Boiled until it reaches hard crack stage then sat aside for a few moments to settle.
After a thorough washing I put the itty bitty apples on bamboo skewers, dip once, swirl a little and then place on oiled tray.
Leftover hard candy can be poured onto a silpat or lightly oiled surface, left to cool until you can semi-comfortably handle it with gloved hands. The gloves are important unless you’ve got some serious hot-pad-hands. Pulling sugar is what it sounds like, you pull it, fold it back over on itself, pull it some more, give it a twist and then snip it into bite sized pieces with kitchen scissors. Yummy cinnamon hard candy.