How to make Calamansi flavored candies, jellies, and lollipops


Calamansi Flavored Jellies (Candies)

Ingredients:

starch 10 tbsp
water 1 and 1/4 c
sugar 1 and 1/2 c
glucose 1/4 c
calamansi juice 4 tbsp
citric acid 1/8 tsp
food color 1/4 tsp
calamansi oil 1/4 tsp

Utensils:

heavy saucepan
stove
ladle
measuring spoons
measuring cups
trays, knife
spatula, plastic bag
refractometer

Procedure:

1. Mix cornstarch and water. Stir to dissolve.
2. Place the mixture in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil with continuous mixing.
3. Boil for 2 minutes.
4. Then add sugar and glucose. Stir to dissolve sugar and glucose.
5. Continue boiling until the solution reaches a soluble solid of 78-80%. This can be determined with a refractometer.
6. Add food color if desired and calamansi juice with citric acid.
7. After boiling, add calamansi oil.
8. Pour the mixture into trays. Stand for 2 to 3 hours.
9. Cut into desired sizes and shape with a spatula. (If no spatula is available, use knife).
10. Roll in granulated sugar, strain to remove excess sugar.
11. Pack in plastic bag.

Calamansi Flavored Lollipos

Ingredients:

sugar 2 c
glucose 1/2 c
water 1/2 c
salt 1/4 tsp
calamansi juice 4 tsp
calamansi oil 1/4 tsp
food color

Utensils:

heavy saucepan
measuring cups
measuring spoons
ladle
candy thermometer
trays
molder
lollipop sticks

Procedure:

1. Apply oil to molders.
2. Combine sugar, glucose, water and salt. Place over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to boil.
3. Reduce heat and cook at a steady, fairly low boil without stirring until it reaches the hard crack stage 154.4 degrees C (310 degrees F).
4. Remove from heat and add food color, calamansi juice and lastly the calamansi oil.
5. Pour into molders. As soon as candy is set, twist a lollipop stick into each candy. Loosen lollipop from molder.
6. Pack individually.

Source: ITDI, photo courtesy of www.crobike.de

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