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How To Make Candy Floss?


Candy floss, also known as cotton candy, is a beloved treat for many South Africans. The sweet sugary strands melt in your mouth and are the perfect snack to enjoy at any time of day. Making your own candy floss can be surprisingly simple and rewarding! In this article we’ll discuss the basics of how to make candy floss from scratch.

Ingredients Needed

Making homemade candy floss requires just a few basic ingredients: granulated sugar, water, food coloring (optional), and a special machine for spinning the mixture into threads. You’ll need enough sugar to fill your machine up 3/4 full. If you want colored candyfloss then you will need food colouring or edible dust for tinting it up once made – but this is completely optional!

Special Equipment Required

The most important piece of equipment needed when making homemade cotton candy is an electric “spinner” or “spungella” which looks like a large bowl with heating elements on its sides and on top that heats up the mixture of sugar & water inside it before turning it into fluffy strings like fairy-floss . This type of machine can usually be purchased online or found in stores specializing in kitchen appliances. It’s important to follow all safety instructions when using these machines as they can get quite hot during use!

Instructions For Making Candy Floss

1) Start by adding 1 cup granulated white sugar into your spinner along with 2 tablespoons of water and mix together until combined. Make sure there are no lumps left behind after mixing everything together!

2) Turn on the spinner so that it starts heating up while stirring continuously – keep stirring until all clumps have dissolved in order to achieve a smooth consistency throughout
­­­­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ . Once heated, turn off heat source but keep stirring every couple minutes until desired texture has been reached (it should look like thick syrup).

3) Then add one drop at a time of food coloring if desired – mix well after each drop added – until desired color has been achieved..

4) Finally pour mixture onto preheated spungella surface evenly – wait about 10 seconds before starting to spin so that material sticks together better when spun out afterwards.. Gently twist handle back & forth while rotating slowly around center point letting only thin streamers escape through small holes at bottom side base – within minutes beautiful colorful clouds will start forming atop spungella surface ! Be careful not too overspin otherwise threads might break apart easily due too much heat buildup inside chamber !          
                5) Enjoy eating freshly made delicious treats right away OR store them tightly wrapped airtight containers for later consumption !                                    
                                                                           6) Cleanup is very easy – just let cool down completely before unplugging power cord from wall outlet , remove container lid & rinse out all remaining bits stuck inside chamber walls with warm soap solution followed by towel drying process .. Done !                                                                                           


Making homemade Cotton Candy may seem intimidating at first but following these steps makes creating magical swirls incredibly easy!. Have fun experimenting different colors combinations , flavors etc … Happy Treating Everyone !!

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