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Rose and Cardamom flavored Fairy floss/ Candy floss/ Cotton Candy

Rose and Cardamom flavored Fairy Floss/ Candy Floss/ Cotton Candy.🌹




It's breast cancer awareness month and it's pink everywhere! Today my little girl wore pink as it's Pink day and it happens to be a long weekend ahead so I thought of trying out something that I have been wanting to explore and try since so long. 

I took this chance and created our very own Cotton Candy/ Candy Floss / Fairy Floss or in our home town it's called Pullu mittayi (grass candy) or Panji mittayi (cotton candy). And since rose is something that I always fall head over heels for, I decided to try a rose and Cardamom flavored candy floss. And after much anticipation, I tried and voila! It was done in less than half an hour and I couldn't believe it. 😍

My little sister stared at me while I spun sugar like a piece of cake. Like recall, y it was that simple! It was simple because the whole process requires a lot of attention, if done right then you are in for it! A few pointers would be to check the sugar syrup, it shouldn't be too thin or too thick. You can nail this simply by dropping a few drops of the sugar syrup in a small bowl of water. If it takes shape and comes out on your finger it is done. And the next pointer is that yih need to work fast with this, a little hot but worth to give it a try! The only thing that I would correct the next time is to add the flavorings at the end, right before pouring it on a greased counter top/ silicon baking mat. 

I will definitely be coming up with more recipes using this delicious candy floss.. Something that I used to love as a child and still do.. So stay tuned!

This post is my contribution to raise awareness on Breast Cancer that can be treated and cured if we check ourselves and diagnose early. It's never too late, early detection can save lives and as October is a month of Breast Cancer awareness I conceptualized to portray a flatlay that embraces feminity. 



Let's shower our love and support to all those fighting the battle. 🌺🌺🌺

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour 
  • 1 tbsp pure ghee
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp rose water (you may use rooh afza or vimto) 
  • A pinch of cardamom powder 
  • A few drops of red gel food coloring

Instructions:

  1. In a clean wide pan, add in your ghee and sprinkle the all purpose flour/ Maida over it and roast well until the raw smell disappears. And set aside to cool. 
  2. In a saucepan, add in your sugar and water, lemon juice and salt, allow to boil well.
  3. Once your sugar syrup thickens, add in your color/flavorings (cardamom and rose water) and check the consistency by dropping a few drops of the syrup in a small bowl of water and if the syrup keeps its shape and comes on your finger, it's done.
  4. Onto your clean counter top or silicone baking mat, grease it wel with pure ghee and once the bubbles have disappeared, slowly pour the molten sugar syrup over ghee and wait for a few seconds until the sides start to cool.
  5. Now slowly push the sides using your hands, be careful, use a steel ladle to play with it, you will burn your hands.
  6. Using your greased palms, pull the candy outward and attach inward.
  7. Do this a few many times. Slowly make a circle out of the candy and sprinkle and spread the roasted APF/Maida that we have prepared earlier onto the candy.
  8. Dip and coat the candy in the Maida and start shaping them into '8' and stretch slowly.
  9. Repeat the step until you gets thin strands.
  10. Finally dust off the excess Maida and the super pretty pink candy floss is ready! 😍 




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