Will a Probe Work?

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  1. cslewis macrumors 6502a

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    Hey all,

    On a whim, I decided to make some maple sugar candy. To all you cooks out there, I have to get the maple syrup 28-20 degrees F above boiling. The only problem is, I don't have a candy thermometer. Will a digital probe one be OK?
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    I'm not a chef but it just might.....fed-ex me some...no wait i must resist!


    Bless
     
  3. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

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    I dont know if the digital probe you are talking about, such as one that reads temps for doctors and taking your temp at home will work.

    i think that the temp would be simply way too high for that kind of thermomitor.
     
  4. kretzy macrumors 604

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    You could try it, but I think it'll depend on what the probe is made of. You could buy a candy thermometer for a few bucks or you could try and do it the old fashioned way by testing the candy in water. Drop some of the syrup in a glass of water and see how it sets. There's a good guide I found here. I used to use the water method, but I found it was easier to just get a thermometer.
     
  5. cslewis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried the probe. It worked.

    This, my friends, is 71g of pure maple sugar.
     

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  6. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    I looked at that pic and 6 of my teeth fell out.
     
  7. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Could you post the recipe? I want to make some now too! :eek:
     
  8. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    Was it because of the candy or the iBook?
     
  9. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    There is no recipe. Maple sugar is created by boiling maple syrup until it hardens and crystalizes. Great stuff...
     
  10. cslewis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, like others have said, there's no real recipe. Just take some maple syrup (no, not that cheap crap that's 95% corn syrup, ACTUAL expensive maple syrup), and boil it to 235 degrees F.

    Let it cool to about 175 F, then pour into a rubber mold.

    It's great. :D
     
  11. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, the iBook made me drool all over myself and with six gaping holes in my mouth, it was a lot of drool.
     
  12. muffinman macrumors 6502

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    I thought the way to make maple syrup candy was to boil the maple syrup, and then pour it onto something really cold, like a wide pan of ice. then it would harden into a chewy-ish candy. am i wrong?
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    YUM!!! :D

    That looks very good mac_head101! :)
     
  14. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    I looked at it and gained 5 pounds.

    (I've been dieting - down 12 pounds midway through the 3rd week.)
     
  15. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Thanks! I think I'll try making some a bit later!
     
  16. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    So are you actually down 17 or 7?
     
  17. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Well the net would be 7 after looking at that concentrated block of sweet maple goodness, but 12 after I filter out the sarcasm ;) It's hard not to splurge after looking at that though; I'm not allowing myself anything with sugar unless it's naturally occuring in unprocessed fruit and/or vegetables.
     

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