Citric acid is an important ingredient in gummy candies to help wake up the flavor. Sour gummies use citric acid in the candy syrup and on the surface of the candy, but we need just a little here for the syrup. The acid also serves as a preservative and as something called an “interfering agent.” That brings us to the corn syrup. You won’t find corn syrup in most homemade gummy recipes, and that’s too bad, because without it you get this…
have been struggling with this for a while now, and I have finally made a batch that is JUST like store bought! It is a little more complicated and will require you to heat the sugar to 240 F (soft-ball stage)
1st part 1 Cup Sugar 3 Tbsp Water 3/4 Cup Corn Syrup
2nd part 1/2 cup water 7 packets (46 grams) Gelatin (I used knox) 14 grams fruit pectin
3rd part 1 1/4 tsp Citric powder 2 tsp water Flavor, Color
Mix 1st part in pot, begin heating this to 240 degrees Fahrenheit (soft-ball stage) while you prepare the 2nd part
In another pot, prepare 2nd part
Add the water sprinkle gelatin over the top, evenly and allow the gelatin to absorb the water. After 5-10 minutes begin heating the pot with the gelatin, not exceeding 170 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring until the gelatin is all melted and the liquid is smooth. Slowly add fruit pectin to the gelatin mixture, stirring.
Once the sugar-syrup mix reaches 240 degrees, remove from heat and allow to cool down to about 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Slowly pour the sugar-syrup over the gelatin-pectin, stirring to remove bubbles Add 3rd part, stirring until smooth. (do not wait too long to pour into molds!)
Let sit in refrigerator until they are as tough as you want, but mine were a great consistency in about an hour or so! Enjoy!
Relax the muscles in your face, including your tongue, jaw and the muscles around your eyes.
Drop your shoulders as low as they’ll go before relaxing your upper and lower arm on one side, and then the other.
Breathe out, relax your chest and then, finally, relax your legs, starting with your thighs and moving to your lower legs.
Once you’ve relaxed your body for ten seconds, you must attempt to clear your mind of all thoughts.
There are three methods that may help with this – according to the book Relax and Win: Championship Performance.
1. Picture yourself lying in a canoe on a calm lake with nothing but blue sky above you
2. Picture yourself snuggled in a black velvet hammock in a pitch-black room
3. Repeat the words ‘don’t think, don’t think, don’t think’ in your mind for ten seconds
Make a bouquet garni: First wrap bay leaves, rosemary, parsley, and peppercorns in a piece of cheesecloth. Then tie with a piece of kitchen twine, and set aside.
Source: Potato Leek Soup