Recipe courtesy of Jacques Torres
16 hr 5 min
16 hr
48 pieces, depending on the size of your mold



The starch must be dry before you begin this recipe. I spread my potato starch onto parchment paper lined baking sheets and placed them in a slightly warm oven for a few hours.

In the interim, determine or make your candy mold. You could use a Champagne cork that is cut in half. Insert a wooden dowel into the cork. I used another method. I filled a regular polycarbonate candy mold with chocolate. When the chocolate cooled, I unmolded the pieces and glued them to a flat piece of wood measuring 1-inch by 15 inches. I did it that way so I could make more indentations faster.

Place the potato starch in a container that will allow you to have a layer of starch at least 1 1/2-inches deep. Carefully press the mold into the potato starch to make the indentation. Carefully remove the mold. Repeat as many times as your container will allow.

Place the sugar and water in a saucepan and boil to 119 degrees C (246 degrees F). When it reaches that temperature, remove it from heat and add the alcohol. Pour the mix into the funnel tool and carefully fill the impression with the candy mixture. Carefully cover the filled impressions with more potato starch. Allow to set at warm room temperature for about 10 hours. If the candies do not have a strong setting, leave them for an additional 4 to 6 hours. Be very careful that the container is not moved or the candy mixture will not set. Be mindful of excess vibrations as well. After about 10 hours, delicately remove the candies from the potato starch. At this stage, they can be served or coated with chocolate. Serve.

Jacques’ tips: The candies can also be air-brushed with color.


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