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Soft-Ball Stage
235° F–240° F
sugar concentration: 85%
 
At this temperature, sugar syrup dropped into cold water will form a soft, flexible ball. If you remove the ball from water, it will flatten like a pancake.

Fudge, pralines, and fondant are made by cooking ingredients to the soft-ball stage.

 

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