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homemade swedish fish [May. 12th, 2011|02:47 pm]
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So I was looking at the ingredients on Swedish Fish Candy

Sugar
invert sugar
Corn syrup
Modified corn starch
Citric acid
White mineral oil
Artificial Flavour
Colouring
Carnaubax Wax

And was wondering if anyone has any recipes for making this sort of thing? (Gummi-type Candies)

I've been making pies lately with this as a starting point
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From: Lickin the Beaters
Lemon Part:
1/3 c. cornstarch
1 1/4 c sugar
pinach salt
1 1/2 c boiling water
3 tsp egg replacer w/ 4 1/2 tblsp water
1/3 c fresh lemon juice
2 tsp lemon zest
1 tblsp margarine
meringue:
12 tsp egg replacer w/ 6 tblsp water
2 tsp agar agar mixed w/ 4 tblsp boiling water
4-8 tblsp sugar
2 tsp vanilla

1. mix cornstarch, sugar, salt and boiling water. Add egg replacer. cook this until it thicken on med. heat. Add lemon juice, zest, and margarine. Pour into pie crust.
2. boil agar agar until dissolved and clear. whip all ingredients with an electric mixer until it gets very thick and has incorporated some air. spread on top of pie.
3. bake at 350 for 15 min. Refrigerate until firm.
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It works great though I've not made the meringue part yet, though the Lemon part works great with any citrus-y juice (lemon/lime/pineapple). I was wondering to get a swedish fish type candy if you just would use more cornstarch to make it thicker?

Any gummi candy recipes would be welcome but I'm looking for something on the cornstarch route because I always have that, when I don't always have cream of tartar or arrowroot or other 'exotic' ingredients that other vegan gummi-like things always call for.
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From: hiddeniris
2011-05-24 10:59 pm (UTC)

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I use this recipe, which calls for quite a bit more cornstarch. It sets up almost like jello when completely chilled. I like to push slices of strawberries into the top before it sets.

I'm sure you could experiment with the amount of cornstarch if you are trying to make candy. You'd have to wait for it to cool quite a bit before molding (rolling in more cornstarch maybe?) Good luck!