I made a batch of barley candy last night. All the pictures I have seen of it are light brown.
You take water that you cooked barley in, and make hard candy from that – but mine turned dark brown. I cooked it up to 300 degrees just like the recipe stated, and in the last 20 degrees the color went crazy (and it tastes slightly burnt).
Any ideas before I try another batch? I think the thermometer is good, I use it all the time for other things that turn out good.
Is it possible that the candy was done before it hit 300 then? That’s the temp the recipe called for. If so, how would I know when it is done?
I use the same pot to make caramel. It is glass, and I like it because I can get it surgically clean. So I don’t think that was it. Barley turned out really nice. I’ll calibrate the thermometer again with boiling water.
I’ll check out those directions next.