How can Confectioners’ Pectin replace Whisto Jel you ask?
Well it cooks in less time, is swifter, no hot room required when handling Jellies & they are ready to be cut and sugared as soon as cool. And Confectioners’ Pectin lowers costs and increases profits!
What is Confectioners’ Pectin?
Confectioners’ Pectin is standardized citron pectin, which is being used more widely than ever in the manufacturing of extra fine Jellies, is neutral in flavor and is most frequently used with Orange, Lemon, Raspberry and Mint flavors.
Cut-slab jellies made with this product may be cut into squares or rectangular pieces and rolled in half corn starch and half powdered sugar, or in granulate sugar.
When Confectioners’ Pectin is used in cast jellies, we recommend that manufacturers put on a light instead of a heavy crystal and allow the jellies to remain in crystal pans for about an hour and three-quarters.
Manufacturers, who desire to vary the quantity of Confectioners’ Pectin, recommended in our formulas should be very careful not to use too much as the batch will jell in the kettle if an excessive amount is used. An ounce more or less of Confectioners’ Pectin is sufficient to produce any desired variations.
Cut Slab Jellies
1# Confectioners’ Pectin
1.5 gallons H20
7# Corn Syrup, heated
1 oz. Citric Solution (50%)
Mix 1# Confectioners’ Pectin with 10# of sugar and add 1.5 gallons of water. Bring to a boil while stirringadd 7# of heated corn syrup and stir until it comes back to a boil.
Take paddle out and wash down sides.
Cook to 228 degrees F. Add flavor and color. Add 1 oz. 50% citric acid solution just as you pour on slab. Pour quickly.
Note: Do not let thermometer touch bottom of kettle or it will scorch.
The acid solution is made on the basis of 1 oz. of Citric acid dissolved in 1 oz. of water.
Ever wonder what it would taste like to have a sip of pure Hawaiian sea water? Well you have a chance to now at Burke Candy! Well kind of…. We have been slaving away on our beautiful White Chocolate Caramels with Black Hawaiian Sea Salt. I wanted to learn a little more about this salt that gives our caramels that perfect pop of color and unique finishing taste.
Black Hawaiian sea salt also known as black lava salt comes from a small, virtually uninhabited island in the chain of Hawaiian Islands called Molokai. Having nearly no industry on Molokai means very little contaminants seep into the ocean surrounding this island, leaving the sea water unpolluted. They harvest the sea salt through high tech solar evaporators that keep the salt crystals intact through the slow evaporation process. Electrolytes and naturally occurring minerals are kept within the salt crystals unlike most processes that deplete the salt of the nutrients. Black lava salt has the dramatic color because it is mixed with charcoal, believed to have antioxidant properties and digestive health benefits.
Come and enjoy our delicious and nutritious, White Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels!
Grandmother Reilly’s Chocolates and Burke Candy are proud to support Honor Flight. Since 2004, Burke Candy has donated chocolates to the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight based out of Milwaukee, WI. This past November, Julia was thrilled to be a guardian of one of the World War II Veterans on his journey to Washington DC. She describes it as a truly remarkable experience and encourages everyone to watch the Honor Flight film. “This is a trip my father would have loved,” Julia said, referring to Paul Reilly, a WWII veteran and the recipient of three Purple Hearts.
Burke Candy wishes everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. In salute to all who have served, Grandmother Reilly’s Chocolates is donating 10% of every American Flag Chocolate Box to Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.
Burke Nukreme is perfect for making family favorite S’mores. Simply take the Nukreme, smear it on a graham cracker, then add chocolate or completely dip it in melted milk or dark chocolate for a fun treat! No need to light up the grill.
You can always have s’more. Even if you haven’t had anything yet.
We are excited to introduce the new website for Burke Candy & Ingredients. Now you can order candy making ingredients & Grandmother Reilly’s chocolates with ease from the comfort of your home or office. Take a look around and check back frequently for candy making recipes, catering ideas and Burke Candy news!
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