Also known as 'fairy floss' or 'candy floss', the spun sugar
delight has maintained its presence despite introduction of countless number of candies and chocolates in the market.
Rich people in the Middle Ages served flaming peacocks and spun sugar
castles to their lucky dinner party guests.
In 1897, two Nashville, Tennessee, candy makers invented an electric machine to create spun sugar
. Their names were William Morrison and John C.
And that's really all you need, but of course, I'm a chef and we have a pathological need to mess about with things, so I've tarted mine up with the addition of some crunchy spun sugar
and the added flavour of deeply-toasted almonds.
Everyday scents include Mom's Baking, a blend of Vanilla, Pie Crust and Baked Pear; Paradise Retreat, a blend of Coconut, Almond Blossom and Cherry; Summer Delights, a blend of White Flowers, Melon and Vanilla; and Lavender Days, a blend of Red Currant, Lavender Petals and Spun Sugar
Much of the time, I can't be bothered with a fancy creme patissiere or spun sugar
. I just want to make cake so I can shove it in my mouth shortly afterwards.
SERVES 10 INGREDIENTS FOR THE PIE CRUST 300g chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreos 125g butter, melted FOR THE CHOCOLATE CINNAMON FILLING 2 eggs 37ml double cream 125ml milk 300g dark chocolate, minimum 70% cocoa solids, broken into pieces 2 tsp ground cinnamon FOR THE CINNAMON SPUN SUGAR
100g caster sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon Edible gold leaf 1.
From the bride's towering cake covered in spun sugar
flowers to the groom's cake--an intricate replica of The Grove at Ole Miss complete with silver tea sets on tables under tents--the wedding of Julia Morgan and Gregory was a fitting tribute to the couple.
are taking photos, the brides all spun sugar
, the grooms like
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Intricate layers of foreground and background combined with a dazzling array of mark-making (spray painting, sign painting, precise curlicues applied like spun sugar
, and the list goes on) defy single-point perspective, monocular camera vision, and abstraction.
Servants were laying silver platters heaped with meats of all kinds: venison, a great baron of beef, geese and capons swimming in their own fat, raised pies and pasties, custards and tarts and gilded marchpane, tall confections of spun sugar
. Lord Abercrombie might stint on decoration, but he knew what was important.