Thursday | 9.29.11
We made dragon’s beard candy a couple weeks ago.  The process is similar to pulling noodles, except you end up with a lot more strands of sugar than noodles.  2^14, or 16,384 strands to be exact (assuming you don’t break any by accident).  You start out with a puck of sugar/corn syrup, poke a hole in the center, make a sugar hoop, then cross the hoop over itself and into a figure 8.  Fold the figure 8 onto itself so it is two smaller hoops.  Stretch them wider, then repeat everything I’ve said 14 times.  Eventually you get such fine strands of sugar, it starts to resemble a dragon’s beard.
Try it out, it’s fun and not too hard!

Thursday | 9.29.11

We made dragon’s beard candy a couple weeks ago.  The process is similar to pulling noodles, except you end up with a lot more strands of sugar than noodles.  2^14, or 16,384 strands to be exact (assuming you don’t break any by accident).  You start out with a puck of sugar/corn syrup, poke a hole in the center, make a sugar hoop, then cross the hoop over itself and into a figure 8.  Fold the figure 8 onto itself so it is two smaller hoops.  Stretch them wider, then repeat everything I’ve said 14 times.  Eventually you get such fine strands of sugar, it starts to resemble a dragon’s beard.

Try it out, it’s fun and not too hard!

11:58 pm: espee13 notes

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  1. ksaelee said: it sounds complicated…
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