Making Candy

My daughter got a candy making kit for Christmas and has had a lot of fun with it! I told her she could make a few batches so long as she didn’t make a pig of herself.

She loved the whole process of stirring the mixtures and laughed throughout the entire cooking process. I had an odd feeling that she was making funny faces at me while my back was turned.

This one tasted best after it had been refrigerated, especially the pink candy center.

I was surprised how good the homemade candy tasted, it was quickly eaten up. I missed my chance at this delicious morsel by a whisker, I was too slow to the fridge!

The kids hogged most of the candy but the entire creation and cooking process was very enjoyable, a real mother daughter project.

On a side note I purchased a carton of Large eggs during the Christmas cooking season as the hens production had slowed down to a trickle. I had two Large store eggs left over this weekend and decided to use them for breakfast…can you tell which two are home grown and the two that came from the store?

When I was cooking with the store eggs I felt that they were so much smaller than what I was used to that for every recipe that called for two eggs I used three. If these eggs are classified as Large I would hate to see anything smaller!


14 comments on “Making Candy

  1. NancyDe says:

    We gave a friend a dozen eggs as a gift. She did an experiment and scrambled store eggs and our eggs and served them on separate plates – her husband ate our eggs! Now they are getting two laying hens just to start. Can't beat those home grown eggs.

  2. rkbsnana says:

    Do you ever get double yolk eggs? My aunt used to. Home grown do taste best. Love the piggy snout candy.

  3. You can tell the difference in the color of your eggs too. That's what fresh eggs should look like. Hope Mama Pea sees these.

  4. Chai Chai says:

    Nancy – The difference in taste is noticeable, especially once they are hard boiled!RKB – I haven't gotten any double yolks yet – but I'm still hoping. The candy molds were a hoot, I'm really happy with the amount of fun we had making it.Tombstone – The home eggs have a deep orange color compared to the stores yellow tint, I won't even mention the consistency of the egg whites…..

  5. Cat says:

    Yes, one of my friend's husband tried to play a trick on her, and used a 'store' egg, she was used to my hen's eggs. She threw a fit when she found out what happened. She couldn't understand why my eggs would be so light colored and tasteless… (Her husband was IN THE DOGHOUSE!)Cat

  6. K-Koira says:

    I've noticed that the store eggs seem to be getting smaller- but then, I rarely get store eggs, and often have duck or turkey eggs instead of chicken eggs, so that might be skewing my point of view on it as well.

  7. Mike says:

    As a youngster, 100 years ago, We had layers and I couldn't eat fresh home eggs. They were gross. Not sure if my taste buds changed, cuz I haven't tried them since. My mother's hens used to lay a lot of double yolks.

  8. Autumn says:

    I love candy, especially the homemade kind!

  9. Chai Chai says:

    Cat – You know what they say; Once you go farm fresh you never go back!K-Koira – Wow, the next step up for you will be Emu or Ostrich! I don't know how they size eggs in the stores but they are certainly wrong.Mike – I have never seen a double yolk but would like to!Autumn – It sure is yummy isn't it!

  10. luckybunny says:

    I love the pig! How adorable! This looks like so much fun. It's amazing the difference isn't it – I know… it's shocking.

  11. Chai Chai says:

    Luckybunny – The candy molds were cute and fun, the store eggs…..not so much.

  12. It's so lovely to have one's own eggs, isn't it? I only recently started getting them again after having to leave my flock in the US when I moved to Canada, and then waiting for my baby chicks to reach the proper age. Now the day length is too short, but I am still getting one hen fruit most days. 🙂 BTW, the fibre goat-in-a-coat is that way because when I first got him, he was terribly anemic and weak, unable to stand on his own (for the first 4-6 weeks) and completely and utterly infested with lice, which were probably the main cause of the weakness and anemia. He was 3 months old then. Now he's 9 months old and still about the size of a "normal" 3 month old. He has overcome the lice and can stand up and run quite well, although not as vigorously as a normal goat kid. Anyway, his coat is fairly thin compared to normal because I think his body was focused on just staying alive and gaining strength, not fiber production. Thus, he now wears a coat! 🙂

  13. Chai Chai says:

    Claire – He sure is lucky you came along to save him!

  14. Teresa says:

    This really does look like a lot of fun!

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