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I am in a fix on how to achieve a clear sugar disk (like the one used in the pic attached). Could someone please help out?
I want to use normal sugar for this. Do I use water to make syrup and then reduce that or just make a dry caramel..?
1lb sugar
6 oz water
1 1/2 oz glucose or corn syrup.

bring to a boil, skim the scum off the top, don't stir it, cover and boil to wash the sides down, any sugar crystals remaining can be dissolved by brushing cold water on the sides of the pan, once all the sugar is gone from the sides let it boil uncovered to 293F/145C..
Dip the bottom of the pan briefly in cold water to arrest the process or it will quickly turn into dark caramel.

Rub your hands liberally with crisco to prevent the sugar from sticking to your skin, oil down any surface and tool that contacts the sugar.

For circles just pour or spoon out small amounts, it will naturally flow out into circles.
 
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