So. Candy. This is real hard candy, the kind you perhaps wouldn't even think to make at home. It's the sort of candy you want to suck, not try to chew - it's very hard, but softens after a while. The flavor - wonderful.
I was really attempting to re-create a candy from my childhood's christmas markets, but this didn't come very close. Still, very good.
And it's not difficult. Just be careful - don't burn yourself, and watch your teeth as you at them!
(This is a small batch and it *can* be doubled.)
150 ml sugar
75 ml cream (full-fat)
75 ml golden syrup (no substitutions, sorry - possibly some very light molasses)
1 tbsp unsalted butter
Mix everything in a heavy saucepan, and boil the mixture until it reaches 150°C exactly. Pour onto an oiled baking sheet or marble slab, and work the sugar until it starts to set. Use an oiled spatula (or two) - pull and fold, pull and fold.
As the candy cools, it'll become firmer, and when it's cool enough to touch, switch to working with your hands. I like to wear gloves, CSI-style, as that somewhat helps with the not-burning-my-fingers.
Pull the candy into a long, thin rope, and cut into individual candies using a pair of oiled scissors.
Recipe in Swedish: