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How To Make Alewa

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How To Make Alewa

This candy helps me remember my childhood plays. This is a sweet, sticky candy that seemed to vanishes when licked with the tongue. With this guide, you will be able to make your own alewa at home with ease.

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

1 cup of sugar

Flavouring of your choice

1 tablespoon of grated ginger

The juice of one lime

A few drops of food coloring of choice

1/4 cup of corn syrup

Oil for greasing

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE ALEWA

Combine the sugar and corn syrup over low heat in a medium saucepan. Stir together until the sugar dissolves completely and the mixture starts to bubble.

Once all has fully dissolved, add a few drops of your chosen food coloring to the mixture. Combine well to ensure the color is evenly distributed.

Add the grated ginger and your chosen flavour to the saucepan. Mix these ingredients into the sugar mixture thoroughly.

Add in the lime juice. The acidity will not only add a subtle tang but also help prevent the sugar from recrystallizing.

Lightly grease a baking sheet or tray and set aside. This will be where you pour your Alewa mixture to cool and harden.

Pour the mixture onto the greased baking sheet. Spread it out into a thin layer, and let it warm up.

While it’s still warm, bring the mixture together and pull it apart till the colour becomes light. You can now cut it into shapes.

Let it cool and set completely. This may take a few hours.

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Alewa is ready to be enjoyed. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week

 

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How To Make Alewa

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Serves: 15 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 10 calories 1 gram fat

Ingredients

1 cup of sugar
Flavouring of your choice
1 tablespoon of grated ginger
The juice of one lime
A few drops of food coloring of choice
1/4 cup of corn syrup
Oil for greasing

Instructions

  • Combine the sugar and corn syrup over low heat in a medium saucepan. Stir together until the sugar dissolves completely and the mixture starts to bubble.
  • Once all has fully dissolved, add a few drops of your chosen food coloring to the mixture. Combine well to ensure the color is evenly distributed.
  • Add the grated ginger and your chosen flavour to the saucepan. Mix these ingredients into the sugar mixture thoroughly.
  • Add in the lime juice. The acidity will not only add a subtle tang but also help prevent the sugar from recrystallizing.
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet or tray and set aside. This will be where you pour your Alewa mixture to cool and harden.
  • Pour the mixture onto the greased baking sheet. Spread it out into a thin layer, and let it warm up.
  • While it's still warm, bring the mixture together and pull it apart till the colour becomes light. You can now cut it into shapes.
  • Let it cool and set completely. This may take a few hours.
  • Alewa is ready to be enjoyed. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week
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