Chocolate Turkish Paste

Course : Candy
Serves: 1
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3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
2/3 cup hot water
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 Cup granulated sugar

Preparation / Directions:

Makes about 4 dozen squares 1. Soak gelatin in cold water 10 minutes. 2. Combine sugar, cocoa and hot water in a heavy saucepan; cook, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. 3. Blend in gelatin and bring to a boil; cook slowly over low heat about 15 minutes, or until temperature registers 220 F. on candy thermometer without stirring. 4. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and cool, undisturbed, for about 30 minutes. 5. Line bottom of 8-inch square pan with waxed paper. Pour in cooled mixture; let stand 24 hours, then invert onto a well-sugared surface. 6. Carefully peel off paper; cut into squares and roll in granulated sugar.

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