You know you’re getting old when you start saying thing like…when I was young Halloween meant dressing up in a black plastic bag with holes cut out for your head and arms and there were none of these new fangled fancy costumes. If you were really lucky you might get one of those 50p plastic masks from the local shop thrown that would more than likely be discarded when you realised breathing warm recycled air wasn’t so much fun! It seems that Halloween has moved with the times (I know, I’m such an oldie!) and while bobbing for apples should never go out of fashion, I’m less enamoured with all the neon sweets and ghastly looking concoctions clogging the supermarket aisles. So in honour of throw back treats week, here’s a much prettier way of getting a food high!
There are some foods that bring you straight back to your childhood, and the sugary goodness of candy floss is certainly one of those time travelling tastes. I can’t say I’ve indulged in it in many years (maybe because eating pure sugar as an adult seems a no no) and my fear of the average rollercoaster and fun fair ride means I won’t be rushing back to the land of funderland treats any time soon. Despite all this, when I stumbled across this recipe by A Little Zaftig for homemade candy floss I was immediately intrigued. I wish I could say I have the patience and skill to definitely give it a try, but maybe one of you talented folk out there does and is willing to experiment on my behalf. It certainly looks like a beautiful end result so if you’re feeling creative check out the full recipe, and let me know how you get on!
Image and recipe credits: A Little Zaftig