Winter sugar block recipe
|granulated sugar||10 kg||22 lb|
|cider vinegar||1 L||1 US quart|
|pro Health or other scented essential oil of choice||splash||splash|
Mix together about 1/3 of the sugar and vinegar at a time in a 19 L (5 US gallon) bucket with a large drill and paint paddle mixer. If you try to mix it all at once, you will get uneven moisture distribution. Mixture will feel very soft, but not wet or sticky.
Use a shallow aluminum baking sheet that fits right into a Cabelas food dehydrator. If you don’t have a dehydrator you can use your oven at 37 – 50 C (100 – 125 F). You can use any size pan you want, but be sure your bricks are no taller than your frame extension under your inner cover, and cut them to size before they harden. Sugar will not stick to the pan after it has dried.
Fill the pan to desired depth with moistened sugar mix. Roll out and lightly compress in the pan.
— Steve Bailey and Mike Munro