Stages of Sugar Cooking

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Professional Cooking

Professional Cooking

By Wayne Gisslen

Published 2014

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Testing the temperature with a candy thermometer is the most accurate way to determine the desired doneness of a syrup.

In the old days, syrups were tested by dropping a little bit into a bowl of cold water and checking the hardness of the cooled sugar. The stages of doneness were given names that described their hardness. Table 36.1 lists these stages of sugar cooking.