I'm familiar with several issues about late fall syrup feeding. This is regarding fondant and sugar candy only.
It's late November, forage is long, long gone. We've had freezing nights, 13" of snow in October, but right now it's 60F and bees are flying for the last few days. Within a month...
Decided to try this is a small batch before making huge amount for my Nucs.
Mixed 2 quarts of water to 20 lb sugar. (should be 1 quart to 20lb?)
put a little Pink Salt
few drops of various Essential oils.
Added 40 Grains(2.6g) of citric acid
heated to 236 F.
Thing turned to be gum..
So my first attempt at fondant seemed to go fine, but a couple questions:
1) One of the recipes I saw said to NOT stir after boil starts and it's heating. Why?
2) Mine came out what seemed about right, but from one of the trays especially it breaks more easily than I thought. I'm sure the...