Well, not quite, but I digress.
To take a break from our super fun travels, I thought I would tell you what I did today.
Since Courtney is SUPER pregnant, and all the kids are home, I said that I would take the girls for a day of baking yummy treats.
Here was my plan:
Sounds simple enough.
So we start the cookie recipe. It's a new one but I'm a pretty good baker so it's going well. Then the dough has to sit in the fridge for 2 hours and we begin the lollipops. I don't have any lollipop molds, nor could I find any in our little town, but I wasn't worried. We could just free hand them and make them somewhat amoeba shaped.
Ok, Step 1 - bring the corn syrup and sugar to a boil. Easy peasy.
Step 2 - boil with the lid on for 3 minutes. Done.
Step 3 - continue to boil until it reaches 300 degrees. No problem. You see, I've made candy before so I have my trusty candy thermometer. I set the alarm to go off at 300 degree and kept telling the girls how hot it was so please don't spill any on you.
I checked the thermometer and it said that I still had about 20 degrees to go. And I looked at the candy and it looked good. I'm so amazing, I thought.
Then, as it got closer to the desired temperature, Sarah said, "Hey, it looks almost red." Oh no!
So, step 3 - umm, check?
Step 4 - pour onto aluminum foil in pretty amoeba shapes. Done.
What do you think?
Amoeba shape - no problem. Non burned, yummy flavored lollipops - ummm...not so much.
The girls didn't like them much either.
But, the cookies were a raving success!
Maybe I should have checked my candy thermometer like it said to in the recipe. Oh well, live and learn.