Monday, September 26, 2005

Mrs. Knox's Gelatine Dainties

4 envelopes Knox Gelatine
1 cup cold water
4 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract
1 teaspoonful of cinnamon extract
Red and green coloring (liquid or paste)

Heat sugar, salt, boiling water to boiling point. Soften gelatine in cold water. Add to hot syrup. Stir until dissolved. Boil slowly for 15 minutes. Remove from fire.

Divide into 2 equal parts. Color one part delicate red, flavor with cinnamon extract. Color the other delicate green, flavor with peppermint extract. Rinse 2 pans (8" x 4") in cold water. Pour in candy mixture to depth of about 3/4 inch. Put in a cool place (not a refrigerator). Allow candy to thicken for at least 12 hours.

With a wet, sharp knife loosen around edges of pan, pull out and place on board lightly covered with powdered sugar. Cut into cubes. Roll in powdered or fine granulated sugar. (If lemon flavor is desired, add 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 teaspoonfuls lemon extract to one part of candy, and leave uncolored.) Any preferred flavoring or coloring may be used. 200 pieces; uses 1 pkg.


Blogger Cheeky Prof said...

Ew, this sound so icky! lol But something I'm sure my mom would have made!

5:58 AM  
Blogger Kirkkitsch said...

Though it may sound icky, the lemon ones are soooooo good! I made a little of all three and lemon definitely came in #1. The peppermint one was BLEAH, though.

Oh, and instead of powdered sugar (which has always kinda grossed me out...except when using it to make frosting for cookies) I used a very fine granulated sugar. Think of them as lemon gumdrops, if you will. I may try and make some lime ones next time...if they even make a lime extract. I'll have to look into it...

1:51 PM  

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