I found this great rouge cooking site, on which they had a recipe for Dragon’s beard candy.
It is basically cotton candy, made by hand.
Gave it a go, and after a false start (and a kilo of carmel) I managed to make some. It was really good. Worth the effort.
I had some trouble finding the recipe online, so here is the only I used.
For the candy
- 200gms Sugar (I did not use any corn syrup, just granulated)
- 2 drops (literally drops) of vinegar
For the filling
- Corn Flour (to stop the strands sticking)
- Almond slivers
To make the candy. Heat the sugar on moderate heat.
DO NOT STIR THE MIXTURE (this was my big mistake first time around, was a mess).
Heat until it reaches 130C on a candy thermometer.
Pour in a tub or bowl to cool.
When cool remove from the bowl (it is very sticky) and form into a donut.
Then make 2, 4, 8, 16, etc strands as per the video.
Use the corn flour to coat the strands all the time and stop them sticking.
For the filling I toasted some almonds & mixed with sugar.
Wrapped with the dragons beard it was delicious.