Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Candy Cane Syrup a.k.a quit while you're ahead

Yesterday I decided to make candy cane syrup thanks to a recommendation on my sister's blog.
i made it and it turned out good.
but i wanted it to be a little peppermintier.
so i put it back on the stove on low and added a few more candy canes.
then i took sierra and went to get the mail.
she wanted to walk up and down the sidewalk a few times.
when we got back the syrup was boiling pretty good.
i poured it in my glass jar and it seemed to be hardening.
i was discouraged.
it seemed my candy cane syrup was no longer syrup but some sort of rock candy.
before i chucked it and started a new batch i thought it would be a good idea to try heating it in the microwave to see if it might still taste ok.
once it was liquified i STUCK MY FINGER IN IT to get a taste.
it was boiling hot and i decided to stick my finger in it. who does that? it immediately fused onto my finger and started burning the crap out of it.
so what would be the sensible thing to do?
put it to your lip maybe?
no. probably not. but that's what i did. (who can think clearly when their finger is getting a 3rd degree burn?)
so now i have a burn blister on my finger and my lip.
and no syrup to show for it.
cool huh?
maybe i'll try again today.


Shawn and Krystal said...

haha oh no Hilary! It's rough being a good and crafty homemaker! And about those lemon tea cakes......you're not going to share the how to?

Susan said...

Hahahaha....Aww hilary. This was too funny of a post, and reminds me of something I might do. But I love that you're becoming little miss homemaker :)