If you want to feel like a kid again, go to a carnival. You can ride the Ferris wheel, gape wide-eyed at the sword swallowers and gasp with amazement as the magician correctly discerns the card in your pocket.
Candy Floss, (UK, Pakistan, Ireland, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Canada) cotton candy (U.S., India, Canada), or fairy floss (Australia, South Africa) is a form of spun sugar. According to the New York Times, the confection "is almost 99.999 percent sugar, with dashes of flavoring and food coloring."
Okay, so just as a safety precaution before you dive right in and make yourself a batch of cotton candy at home, remember that melting sugar and corn syrup requires very high temperatures, so you could get burned if you're not careful.
I love cotton candy. I remember going to an amusement park with my family when I was young. We got this HUGE thing of pink cotton candy. It is one of things that I always long for at fairs and theme parks.
Are you a fan of soft, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth cotton candy? For me, that hot, melting taste of spun sugar is linked with summer fairs and festivals, and it holds a strong nostalgic sweetness. With just a little practice, and a little skill, you can make a fancied-up version of this treat at home, as Andrea from Cooking Books shows us.
Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger. What you'll do: Take an inexpensive whisk and use the wire cutters to cut each wire loop of the whisk, then straighten out the tines.