We took ourselves off to Gourlays for a mini excursion on Friday.
They have made sweets in the traditional way in Launceston since the late 1800's.
When we arrived the confectioner was starting to stretch some sugar for bulls eye boiled lollies.
Firstly he laid strips of red sugar 'dough' on to the peppermint base. He has to work fast as he only has 20 minutes to make lollies before the 'dough' becomes hard and shatters.
After stretching the sugar into manageable lengths he rolls it through the machine to make the ball shaped lollies (much like making pasta)
Once they have hardened enough they go into a tumbler to separate and take the rough edges off them.
They tasted great!
Home ed can be sooooooo yummy!