Old-fashioned licorice-flavored hard candies,rolled in powdered sugar.
Recipe: Anise Hard Candy
2 cups granulated sugar
Line bottom and sides a 9-inch squarebaking pan with lightly buttered aluminum foil. Set aside.
Combine sugar, corn syrup, boiling waterand cream of tartar in a medium-heavy saucepan. Cook until candythermometer reaches 300°F (150°C) or until mixture separatesinto brittle threads
Remove from heat; add food coloring andanise oil. Pour into prepared pan. Score into squares when partiallyhardened, or when hard break into pieces. Roll in powdered sugar,if desired.
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup boiling water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon food coloring
1/2 teaspoon anise oil, or 1 1/2 teaspoons anise extractPowdered sugar (optional)
Makes about 1 pound candy.
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