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Candy Bread Eggs Pickles Meat Seasoning
Soft-Crack Stage
270° F–290° F
sugar concentration: 95%
 
At this stage, the moisture content is low. When you drop a bit of this syrup into cold water, it will solidify into threads that, when removed from the water, are flexible, not brittle.

Saltwater taffy and butterscotch are cooked to the soft-crack stage.

 

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