Melting 2c sugar in 2 tbs of lemon juice for a baklava recipe, but its started to turn in to hard candy. Can i fix this?

do i have to start over? help!

  • Posted by: runred
  • December 4, 2014
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HalfPint
HalfPint December 4, 2014

Are you trying to turn the mixture into a syrup to pour over the baklava? If so, you need more water.

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runred
runred December 4, 2014

yes. thanks. the recipe didn't call for any water, but i wasn't sure if it was too late to try adding water. it got dark and really tacky

boulangere
boulangere December 4, 2014

It's unsalvageable at this point because that is waaaay too little liquid for 2 cups of sugar. I use a mixture of honey, water, and sugar. I'm sorry, but my recipe is at work. I can send you the proportions in the morning.

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cookbookchick
cookbookchick December 4, 2014

Check out my recipe, Mrs. Z's Secret Ingredient Baklava, for the syrup: https://food52.com/recipes...

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runred
runred December 5, 2014

thanks everyone! I ended up using a whole new syrup recipe.

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