Assyrian Sugar Cubes (Shachar D'Shlama)
These Assyrian sugar cubes are perfect to serve with Middle Eastern tea.
Assyrian, Middle Eastern
16 oz container
Stir sugar, water, vanilla, and food coloring, if using, in a small pot. Bring to a boil, over low to medium heat. Attach a candy thermometer inside of the pot.
Continue to boil, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reaches "hard-crack" stage (305 F/ 155 C). This should take approximately 10 minutes, depending on your flame or temperature setting.
Pour in a pie tin and cool completely. Upon hardening, the sugar mold will easily snap out of the pan. Use sugar nippers to cut into cubes, or break off chunks by hand.
Serve with tea and allow them to melt in your mouth as you sip your tea.
If you like your sugar cubes thicker, just double the recipe!