Once cooled, the candy looked like a shiny, amber inkblot, attractive, certainly, but not terribly promising. It wasn’t candy as we know it. Then I tasted a piece and suddenly understood why you would in fact want to make your own candy at home. The caramelization of the sugar gave it an unexpected buttery flavor and bitterness, and the peppermint was alive in a way that you would never find in store-bought confections. Plus it took me all of five minutes to whip together. I like that the candies are a dark caramel color and that the mint comes as a surprise to all who try them.Guess I'll have to try it.
December 09, 2008
Homemade Peppermint Candy
The New York Times, in their popular "recipe redux" section, ran a recipe for homemade peppermint candy which sounded divine: