Sorry about the sudden absence and lack of blogs lately but life has a way of distracting me sometimes x Well hanging out with friends and drinking lots of wine and cups of tea anyway……heehee x
Anyway, I’m back 🙂 And I have a cracker of a recipe for you, that is our local delicacy Edinburgh rock! Seemingly, Edinburgh rock came about like a lot of culinary discoveries do, quite by accident. The legend has it the some boiled sweets were left exposed to the air overnight and went soft and powdery!! However it happened they are here to stay and this is my recipe for them x Enjoy x
- Groundnut oil, for greasing
- 450g granulated sugar
- 15ml/1 tbsp Glucose syrup or golden syrup
- 2.5ml/½ tsp cream of tartar
- 200ml water
- 10ml/2 tsp pink food colouring
- 10ml/2 tsp rose water
- icing sugar, for dusting
- Grease a marble slab or worktop, metal pastry scraper and some kitchen scissors.
- Combine the sugar, glucose syrup or golden syrup, cream of tartar and water in a medium, heavy pan. Heat gently over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
- Bring to the boil and boil the syrup until it reaches the soft-crack stage (140°C/290°F).
- Stir in the colouring and rose water and immediately place the pan over the ice-water bath to arrest the cooking.
- Pour the syrup on to the oiled marble slab and allow to cool until a skin forms on the surface.
- Using the oiled scraper, begin to fold the edges into the centre of the pool until it is cool enough to handle.
- Dust your hands with icing sugar. Take hold of the ends of the syrup strand and pull them up towards you to form a U shape again. Do not twist the strands. Continue for 10 minutes until the mixture becomes opaque.
- Pull it into a long strip, then cut it into small pieces with the oiled scissors .
- Leave the rock out at room temperature for about 24 hours until it becomes soft and powdery. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.
Making this rock also gave me the excuse to take some of it for a trip in to the city centre to do a mini photoshoot with Edinburgh’s most famous landmark, Edinburgh castle, which sits on a very own piece of Edinburgh rock!! See what I did there? Edinburgh rock?? haha x
What have you all been up to lately?
Made anything exciting in the kitchen?
Tell me about it x