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The Fun Facts About Cotton Candy
Cotton Candy Furniture is a spiced up plain sugar confection which resembles cotton candy. It typically contains small quantities of food coloring or flavorings. In spite of its name, it is not made entirely of cotton but may contain other synthetic materials such as corn starch or powdered sugar. The color may be light cotton pink, pastel pink, white cotton blend, or yellow cotton blend.
There are several methods used to make cotton candy. One is to use a teaspoonful of heated sugar and mix it with one tablespoon of molasses in a pan over low heat. The resulting product is thick and rather sweet. The added molasses give it a fluffy feel.
Another method of preparing cotton candy is to boil two teaspoons of sugar and add one teaspoon of vegetable oil in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the sugar mixture boils, add one-half teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix the resulting mixture until it becomes foamy. Add one tablespoon of vegetable oil to each of three bowls. Stir, allow the bowl to cool down and then slowly dissolve the blended sugar into one tablespoon of oil in each bowl.
After making all the required preparation, you are ready to make your cotton candy. Split the balls of dough in half. Place them one at a time into a non-stick skillet with about three inches of water covering the bottom. Cover lightly with non-stick spray oil. Allow the prepared cookies to rise for about ten minutes.
Now you can add your flavours. A common additive for this recipe is flavored popcorn. Alternatively, you can add nuts and dried fruit to the batter. You can also substitute vanilla extract for molasses or vegetable oil if you do not like the taste of these ingredients. However, the real treat comes from the sweetness of the spun sugar, which gives it the unique flavour.
For a better effect, you should place the coated balls in a double boiler. Bring the temperature up to around 120 degrees and turn the machine on. Add the sugar and vegetable oil to the bowl, while the machine whirls and adds the flavours. Once the ingredients are completely mixed, remove the bowl from the heat source and place it in the fridge to chill.
If you have not tried making cotton candy with fruit flavours, then it is time to do so. The common flavours are cherry, strawberry, banana, and lemon. You will need about four to six grams of sugar for each tablespoon of batter made. There are some variations for adding flavoured toppings to this sweet treat. For example, if you have a favourite chocolate brand you can simply replace it with a darker brand such as Nestle's Chocolate Apple, a scoop of chocolate ganache, and a cherry or lemon wedge.
You can make cotton candy at home, but there is nothing quite like being hands on and creating a one-of-a-kind treat at home. If you enjoy baking, try making it at home. It will be even more fun if you have a recipe for your diabetic friendly treat already. For those who cannot bake, there are also sugar cookies that you can purchase at your local grocery store. Simply mix the dry ingredients with the wet and make a delicious treat. If you cannot find these treats at your local store, you might want to check online for some recipes for diabetic friendly cotton candy.
For those who do not have time to bake or worry about making a baked treat, you might want to try making some sugar cookies. Simply mix the dry ingredients with the wet and form the dough into circles or long stick-like shapes. You can place the cookies in the oven and cook for about a minute. Once they are done, remove them from the oven and allow to cool on a wire cooling rack.
For an afternoon surprise, make some delectable cotton candy in the comfort of your own kitchen. All you need is a clean glass josef Lascaux maker, electric candy machine, unflavored gelatin, brown sugar, and flavored candles or syrups. Use the glass josef Lascaux maker to make several different flavors, including mint, blueberry apple, and chocolate caramel.
To finish off your delicious cotton candy, use the cleaned glass josef Lascaux maker to create a perfectly shaped tall glass vase or urn and drape it with a silk or velvet fabric. Fill with glazed water and arrange the sugar, caramel, or marshmallows on the bottom of the vase and allow to dry completely. Then arrange the candy in the bowl and add a personalized label that contains your name, address, and telephone number. You can even personalize the bowl by painting it a different color. Store it in a secure location and enjoy.