Spun Sugar Basics
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Recipe courtesy of Toni Dickinson

Spun Sugar

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 3 cups



  1. Mix the ingredients together in a medium pot and, using a pastry brush soaked in water, wash down the sides of the pot to make sure there is no caramelization to color the sugar before you get to temperature.
  2. Heat the ingredients on the stove top to 300 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat and cool to 275 degrees over a water bath.
  3. Dip a fork in the sugar syrup and stretch the sugar syrup back and forth across the bottom of a pre-greased bowl, going as quickly as possible. Gently gather the spun sugar and place it on a dessert plate.