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Pumpkin fizz candies | Harry Potter

“…disappeared for a couple of hours and returned with armfuls of bottles of butterbeer, pumpkin fizz, and several bags full of Honeydukes sweets.”

-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter Honeydukes Pumpkin Fizz hard candies recipe | Food in Literature

I had a look on the Harry Potter wiki, and they seem to think that pumpkin fizz is a sweet, like pumpkin flavoured sherbet. The way the sentence is written I can’t tell if it’s supposed to be a drink (hence the ‘bottles of’) or candy as they suggest. I like the candy idea since we already have the copycat pumpkin juice recipe here.

I also like the idea of it being candy since, when I browse online, I often wonder how it’s possible to make something that hasn’t been done before. I mean, you look at Halloween recipes and there’s so many different pumpkin recipes! Well, here’s another one to add to your list.


Pumpkin fizz candies | Harry Potter
 
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Ingredients
  • --Pumpkin vodka
  • infuse 250ml vodka with slices of roasted pumpkin, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1cinnamon stick, ½ tsp vanilla
  • --Pumpkin fizz hard candies
  • ¼ cup of pumpkin vodka
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup of glucose syrup
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • mixture of white sugar and citric acid
  • orange food gel
  • --important tools
  • candy thermometer
  • candy making gloves
  • silicone mat
  • oiled scissors
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the pumpkin vodka, white sugar, glucose syrup and cream of tartar.
  2. Stir until its mixed together, then let it come to a boil until it reaches 300°F or hard crack stage.
  3. As its cooking, roll out the silicone mat.
  4. In a large shallow dish, pour in the white sugar and citric acid mix.
  5. When it reaches hard crack stage, pour in 1 tsp of pumpkin vodka for extra flavor and stir in orange food gel for colour.
  6. Pour the candy liquid onto the silicone mat.
  7. Pull on your gloves, and when the candy starts to cool enough to touch, fold the edges into the middle so the candy cools at the same pace.
  8. Once it's cool enough to pick up, start kneading the candy and twist into a long rope.
  9. Take your oiled scissors, and cut into 1 inch long pieces.
  10. As you're cutting these pieces, toss them into the white sugar and citric acid mix and stir to coat. This will give it a coating and keep them from sticking to each other.

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