How to Make Candy Floss
Candy floss is a form of spun sugar. It is created by heating sugar to its melting point and allowing it to be squeezed out of tiny holes by means of a rotating centrifugal force before it becomes unstable and caramelises. When the melted sugar makes contact with the cooler air it solidifies to form fine threads that can be spun to feel like wool in the mouth. When dissolved it leaves a sweet, sticky sensation.
In the case of the Snack Cotton Mini-Pro 600 the sugar is poured into a small heated well which heats the sugar so that it melts and climbs the wall of the container. The melted sugar is forced through the tiny holes of a sugar spinner where the sugar thread can be formed around a stick, skewer or any other object.
Traditionally candy floss has been served in the UK as a fairground product in a pink colour wrapped in plastic but there is no reason why it can not be served in any other colour, with or without an aroma or indeed mixed or infused with any other ingredients. For example you might want to try adding a powder colouring of your own choice or aromatise the sugar with an essential oil (apple, ginger, orange, etc..) or even keep the sugar in a strong airtight jar of strong aromats like citric zest, lime leaves, cinnamon, vanilla or truffles.
Other recipe ideas available with the purchase of a Snack Cotton Mini-Pro 600 include candy flosses with spices, citron, vanilla and foie gras, strawberry poprocks, coconut, oriental curry and caramel.