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Grandpa Pencil's Recipe





  • 25 g Cornflour
  • 25 g Icing Sugar
  • 450 g Sugar
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 300 ml Water
  • 1 tablespoon Liquid Glucose
  • 4 drops Food Colour of choice
  • 50 ml Orange Flower Water
  • Icing Sugar


 You will need
A 23 cm sandwich tin, a heavy based saucepan, a sifter, a whisk mixing bowls and a bowl to toss the finished sweets


  • Sift the cornflour and icing sugar together for your coating
  • Lightly oil the tray and dust with some of the coating mixture.
  • Put the sugar in 200 ml of water in a heavy saucepan and stir over a very low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Add glucose bringing the mixture to the boil without stirring.
  • Boil steadily to 126 c
  • Dissolve the gelatine in the balance of the water along with the orange flower water.
  • Whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
  • Blend the sugar mixture into the gelatine mixture.
  • Pour the resulting mixture gradually into the egg whites whisking all the time.
  • Continue whisking until the mixture is a thick mass that holds its shape.
  • Quickly add the colouring and scrape out into the sandwich tray.
  • Allow to set for several hours before turning out onto greaseproof paper covered with some of the coating mixture.
  • After about an hour cut into squares and fully dust the lot with the coating mixture.




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