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Homemade Black Licorice

Shannon Dominguez

Licorice Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing the pan
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp. molasses (use BlackStrap for the strongest flavor)
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 6 tbsp. whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 tbsp Extractly Yours anise extract (use 1 tbsp for a stronger flavor)
  • Black food coloring

Licorice Instructions:

  • Line a 9x5x3 inch bread loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving excess to form handles for easy removal.
  • Grease the parchment paper with extra butter
  • Clip a calibrated candy thermometer to the side of a heavy 2-quart saucepan, being sure that the gauge is not resting directly on the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the butter, sugar, corn syrup, condensed milk, molasses, and salt.
  • Turn the heat to medium and bring to a gentle boil.
  • Stir the mixture frequently to prevent scorching in the corners.
  • Once the mixture reaches 240* F, remove it from the heat and immediately stir in the flour and black food gel. Once they are fully incorporated, stir in the anise extract.
  • Pour the mixture into the buttered loaf pan and let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the pan, and working it quickly, dice it into squares and wrap in waxed paper.

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