Orange Sweets

Orange Sweets


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About this recipe: A great recipe for boiled sweets. You need a sugar thermometer and a lot of patience to make these delicious sweets. The recipe is pretty versatile, so play around with different flavourings of your choice.


Serves: 36 

  • 750g caster sugar
  • 525g golden syrup
  • 250ml water
  • 1 tablespoon orange or other flavoured extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon food colouring (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons icing sugar for dusting

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:4hr cooling  ›  Ready in:4hr30min 

  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together the caster sugar, golden syrup and water. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until sugar dissolves, then bring to the boil. Without stirring, heat to 149 to 154 degrees C or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in flavoured extract and food colouring, if desired. Pour onto a greased baking trays and dust the top with icing sugar. Let cool and break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

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A little fiddly getting it to the correct temperature, but came out really well, does go sticky when cooled so I covered liberally with icing sugar!! - 20 Dec 2013

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