Today is National Cotton Candy day, and because of that we are sharing an interesting spin on the standard recipe that can be made at home or served from a food truck.
Vanilla-Curry Cotton Candy
Prep Time: 40 minutes | Yield: 4-6 servings
- 6 tablespoons granulated sugar (or pink cotton-candy sugar)
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
- 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
Mix the sugar and vanilla bean in a bowl; set aside about 30 minutes.
Preheat a cotton-candy machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions, at least 5 minutes.
Turn off the cotton-candy machine, pour the sugar mixture into the center and turn on the machine.
When it starts to spin cotton candy, hold a paper cone in the middle, perpendicular to the machine, and move it around the edges to accumulate the cotton candy on the cone.
Sprinkle with the curry powder.
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The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”
For today’s Did You Know we will look at Cotton Candy fun facts.
The Facts: Originally called “Fairy Floss”, the process of making Cotton Candy was invented by four men: Thomas Patton, Josef Delarose Lascaux, John C. Wharton, and William Morrison in 1899.
- In 1904, these two Nashville candy makers introduced their invention of how to make cotton candy to the St. Louis World’s Fair. Due to fair goers’ curiosity, these inventors sold approximately 68,655 boxes of cotton candy for 25 cents a box for a total of $17,163.75.
- July 31st and December 7th is National Cotton Candy Day.
- Sugar is the only ingredient in cotton candy.
- Cotton Candy is fat free.
- The only advancements to cotton candy over the years have been mass production and equipment upgrades.
- Fairy Floss and Spun Sugar started being called Cotton Candy in the 1920’s. But many places around the world still call Cotton Candy by other names.
Interested in making cotton candy yourself? Try out this recipe for Vanilla Curry Cotton Candy.
Cotton Candy fun facts we missed?
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Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Cotton Candy.