I have made each type of candy and wow… what an experience. The Cryfpes are indeed chewy and the ginger pine nut combination is really nice. The Pynades are thin medieval lollipops of goodness. The documentation has been completed and is rather light by my other papers.
So what did I learn?
- Honey has a faster boiling time than sugar or honey/sugar.
- Putting the spices in as the candy is cooking infuses the flavor more thouroughly and ensures equal distribution of the spice.
- Pine nuts float.
- Honey candy is stickier than sugar candy.
- Measuring sugar state is not complicated, but is much easier when you are using a candy thermometer. Sadly my is broken, and I had to do this the old fasioned way.