Joshua’s recipe of the day-Fun lollipops.

Havering’s finest junior chef, nine year old Joshua Puncheon from Harold Wood today teaches us how to make some fun lollipops.

Fun Lollipops
500gr Sugar
1 tsp Cream of tartar
200ml hot water
Red food colouring (optional)
Food flavouring (optional)
Lolly sticks. Sprinklers (optional)


Step 1

In a large pan add the sugar.

Step 2

Add the cream of tartar.

Step 3

Add the hot water.

Step 4

Add the flavouring If using.

Step 5

Cook on a medium heat.

Step 6

When the sugar is fully dissolved, put on a higher heat.

Step 7

Place your thermometer inside.

Step 8

Add food colouring if using.

Step 9

Wait until the thermometer reaches the hard crack point

Step 10

Remove the thermometer and switch off the heat.

Step 11

Carefully spoon the mixture onto baking paper.

Step 12

Place the lollipop stick.

Step 13

Add sprinkles if using.

Step 14

Work quickly before it sets.

Step 15

Leave it to set for about 20 minutes.

Step 16


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