Friday, November 6, 2009

Old Fashioned Home Made Holiday Hard Candy isewcute

I've been busy in the kitchen making huge batches of old fashioned holiday candy for a local craft bazaar ....& some for gift-giving too.
I use an old family recipe, but if you'd like to try making hard candy, there are some recipes printed within the packaging of some of the flavor oils you can buy in the candy & cake decorating sections of your local craft store.
Besides the ingredients you'll need to make the candy & the flavor oils, you just need a heavy pot, a candy thermometer, kitchen shears for cutting the candy, a cast iron skillet to pour the melted candy onto, powdered sugar to keep the pieces from sticking to one another after it's cut, & jars to store the candy in.

Each of the jars is embellished with a label I created which has a drawing of my hubby's grandma on it. (it was her recipe after credit is given where credit is due)

...a tag is also added to each jar with twine... calling out the flavors included in each mix.
I absolutely love making it! You can just imagine how the smell of candy just fills the entire house! It smells like Christmas to me...& it lingers too for a couple of days!
If you're local to the Dayton, Ohio area... you can get some! It's available now at the State Road Methodist Church in Germantown... 15020 State Rt. 725... the craft bazaar is going on today & tomorrow!
It makes a great holiday gift for a hostess, teacher, coworker, friend, & family.


BePe Baby said...

Looks great! I already have the jars. Just not sure if I can manage candy ;P

Glenda said...

My kiddo has been interested in making root beer flavored hard candy. I'll have to do some reading around and see if it's something I think we could pull off -- it'd be fun to make together as Christmas gifts, if so.

Christy Croll (tiddly inks) said...

Love that you put Granma on there....the candy looks good too. :)

Hello there! My name is June said...

Aw... thank you guys for the compliments! I love that we keep such a fond memory of grandma alive every year!

Glenda... if you need root beer flavoring let me know! I have some in my 'stash' I can send you if you really want to try it.


ara133photography said...

Those are wonderful!!! i LOVE that you used your husband's grandmother's photo, too!

Hello there! My name is June said...

Thank you ara133photography ...the label is a drawing from memory. I wanted to make something nostalgic & warm & fuzzy to show what a sweet lady she was. The few photos I have of her just didn't capture her essence so a drawing had to be made!


Maggi said...

How fun! That candy looks so awesome, good luck selling it - I bet it's delicious!

Cheryl said...

Whoa...!!! What a professional job you did! You rock!

SleightGirl said...

That's so cool! I love baking, but I have yet to try making candy.