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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  • 5 Comments

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runred December 5, 2014
thanks everyone! I ended up using a whole new syrup recipe.
 
cookbookchick December 4, 2014
Check out my recipe, Mrs. Z's Secret Ingredient Baklava, for the syrup: https://food52.com/recipes/25626-mrs-z-s-secret-ingredient-baklava
 
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.
 
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.
 
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
 
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