This is my first attempt at such a confection! I only got six out of this recipe, perhaps if I scraped the bowl a bit more, I could have got a couple more - but with the fragrance of the lemon and cinnamon, the temptation was too great to leave that extra bit behind for 'cleaning up' while my candy cooled. I'm looking forward to future batches - they're so easy to make! - maybe some with ground almonds, maybe some with vanilla, maybe some with a splash of brandy..! Here's how I did it today....
|5 egg yolks, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp lemon juice, zest from half a lemon|
|Whisk that together.|
|Bring 100 grams of sugar, and 1/4 cup of water to a boil. |
Reduce to medium-low and simmer until it reaches the soft-ball stage, about 240 F.
While this is simmering, line a cookie sheet with lightly greased parchment paper.
|When the syrup reaches the soft-ball stage,|
whisk the yolk mixture into the syrup.
|Turn up the heat to medium, keep stirring briskly..|
|until it looks about like this. (You may have noticed the change in |
utensils.. I'm still figuring this out.. keep it moving, keep it smooth!!)
|Spread mixture out on the greased parchment paper, and when it|
is cool enough to do so, form into a log. (I chose to temper mine by
spreading and folding in alternating directions until cool.)
|Cut into pieces.|
|Roll into balls, then roll lightly in powdered sugar to dust!|