For White Or Red
Sugar and glucose half and half, water, to melt and
boil as above. Work the same.
To make six hundred bricks a day and pop this corn, put a coarse sieve
in a box or barrel bottom, instead of the natural bottom. Sift your
corn. Have your popper made with a swinging wire, hanging from the
ceiling down over the furnace to save labor. Have a stout, thick, wide
board for the floor of your press; make a stout f
ame the width that
two brick will measure in length; as long as twelve bricks are thick,
and have your boards six or eight inches wide. Put your frame together;
now make a stout lid of one-inch lumber to fit in your frame; have four
cleats nailed crosswise to make it stout, and a 2x4 piece nailed
lengthwise across the top of these (shorter than the lid is); now for a
lever get a hard 2x4, six to eight feet long; fasten the ends of this
lever to the floor, giving it six inches of the rope to play in.
Now you are ready; wet your flour board and dust it with flour; do the
lid and frame the same. To every thirty pounds melted scraps of candy
use two pounds of butter. (You can't cut the bricks without it.) Cook
to a hard ball.
To three-fourths tub of corn, pour three small dippers of syrup; pour
this when mixed in your frame on the flour board, put on the lid, with
the lever press once the center, once each end, and once more the
center; take out the lid, lift the frame, dump out on the table. When
two-thirds cool, cut lengthwise with a sharp, thin knife, then cut your
bricks off crosswise.
Penny pop-corn bricks are made the same way.