I'm curious, what generic category of candy material is used to make those hard circular flavored disk candies with the trade name of Necco Wafer. Is it gum paste, pastillage, or something else. I saw a TV show in which those and candy hearts were stamped from a long sheet of candy "pasta", then dried. But I've never been able to find a recipe. Any information would be appreciated.
Candy - hard circular disks
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Thanks, that helps a lot. I as trying to reconcile the difference between the ingredient list and what I thought was in pastillage, but couldn't. And I quite agree that the hearts must be something else, or at least a similar substance with a lot of air whipped in. :)
If/when I try to make my own I'm thinking a pasta machine might be a good idea for rolling.
But to be honest, I must be crazy to even think about home-made wafer candies since the real Necco is quite affordable and tasty.