thread stage

A test for sugar syrup in which a drop of boiling syrup forms a soft two-inch thread when immersed in cold water. On a candy thermometer, the thread stage is between 230° and 234°F.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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