Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Spongy Lou: An Update

Use fresh baking soda!
AND it is possible to overdose on homemade sponge candy.
The second batch still sunk a bit, but left this beautiful sponge. And the taste, this is MUCH better than the first batch. I also bought new vinegar. I failed to mention the size of pan I used, 9x13 - but I would suggest a little smaller. The disposable foil baking pans are easy to pop out the sponge, but anything will work as long as you spray it first. If you don't have a candy thermometer, this will be a tough judgement call, but boil for about 10 minutes until you first smell that burning scent, then remove and add your baking soda.

I was watching Finding Nemo for the second time today (first time at approximately 5:34 a.m.) and felt my mouth water as the young fish were jumping on the sponge beds. Delish!

I can't wait till this chocolate hardens for the 'sampling' to begin.

My mom said it was National Procrastination Week and since we all know how much I LOVE to procrastinate, I found this posting on the NPR website. The title threw me for a second, I promise I didn't plagiarise it with this blog entry from a while back, guess I am not as witty as I thought.


lisa said...

I am not worthy! My attempt turned out terrible and is in the trash can. Did not heat it up enough and it turned into a big sticky goo!
I will certainly try again once I get a candy thermometer.

Carrie G said...

Candy Thermometer at Amazon.com only $5.00!