In 1897, two Nashville, Tennessee, candy makers invented an electric machine to create spun sugar
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
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.
are taking photos, the brides all spun sugar
, the grooms like
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.
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
Lemon souffle, spun sugar
and raspberries (4) INGREDIENTS: 25g/1oz butter; 4 egg whites; 4tbsp caster sugar;175ml/6floz vanilla custard; 3 lemons, zest & juice of 2.
A word about the ganache: If you've never made it yourself, you might think it was the stuff of hard-core pastry chefs, along the lines of praline eclairs and spun sugar
They both are producing dishes that are way above the standard people would expect of people their age, they were doing spun sugar
and chocolate work - these are complex skills.