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Sweet Technique: Spun Sugar

Sweet Technique Lauren Weisenthal 5 comments

In pastry school, we learned dozens of techniques for making sugar look like all kinds of things: ribbon, balloons, delicate flowers, and even sponges. I love having these skills in my wheelhouse because it's great to be able to jazz up a simple dessert with a little sugar work for special occasions. Of all the sugar techniques I've learned, making spun sugar is my favorite way to add some drama to desserts. More

Sweet Gift: Sugars from Chambre de Sucre

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Whether or not it's true that we eat with our eyes first, the gorgeous, intricate sugars from Japanese company Chambre de Sucre can't help but impress. The 270-year-old family-run company, based in Nagoya, has long since made a name for themselves in Japan, supplying their handmade sugars to even the Japanese emperor, but only started to sell in the United States earlier this year. More

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