liquid glucose

Poison Toffee Apples for Halloween

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cups water
  • ½ cup liquid glucose/light corn syrup
  • few drops black gel food colouring
  • 6 Granny Smith apples (or 12 small apples)
  1. Grease a piece of baking paper and place on a tray/baking sheet.
  2. Insert bamboo skewers in all the apples and set aside.
  3. In a medium pot, combine the sugar, water, glucose/corn syrup and food colouring and stir over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture feels smooth when you rub it between your fingers.
  4. When the sugar has dissolved, turn the heat up and wash the sides of the pot down with a pastry brush dipped into clean water to prevent crystals from forming.
  5. Allow the caramel to boil until it reaches the hard crack stage (150°c/310°F).
  6. Carefully dip the apples into the hot candy mixture and place on the baking paper to set and cool for approximately an hour before serving.

anonymous asked:

I'm having trouble writing a survival type scene. The MC has just broken out of a prison where she was starved for a long period of time. I know that your not supposed to feed a person who was starving, but that's about it. How do you help them eat again?

  • Start with liquids. Water mixed with glucose is the best starter. The survivor should have it at regular intervals. You can sometimes give them milk (canned, condensed, skim). Fruit juice should be introduced to restore vitamins and fluids. Fresh orange juice, tomato juice, and lemonade works best.
  • Simple foods. After a few days, you can introduce easily digestible foods. Generally, do not feed a survivor anything creamy or greasy. Clear soups and broths work (providing they don’t contain lots of fat). Gruel (made from oatmeal or cream of wheat) can be mixed with a little sugar and milk.
  • More complex foods. After a few days or a week of gruel, you can add dry bread and toast. Fruits and vegetables can follow, as long as they come in one variety at a time and aren’t mixed with other things. Meats should come almost last.
  • Other considerations. Keep starvation victims dry and warm at all times.