Gumdrops

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Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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Method

Dissolve one pound of gum arabic in a pint and a half of water, strain and add one pound of white sugar. Heat till the sugar is dissolved; then flavor to taste and color all or part, as desired. When cooled to about the consistency of honey fill a shallow pan with cornstarch or flour; take rounded end of a stick or thimble and make little cavities in the starch, and pour mixture gently into starch molds till filled, when you must cut off the thick stream with a wire. Set pan in warm place for several days to harden; then dampen them a little and shape in granulated sugar.