Golden Spirals…well that would be lovely for a cake decoration! But how on earth should I be going about making it?
They look almost impossible to create, but to my surprise, it wasn’t that hard at all! Just take a look and see how she is doing it…. Amazing!
Sugar Work: Caramel Spiral
Be patient with these caramel spirals– they take time and a steady hand, but they are totally worth all the effort.
Caramel Sugar Spirals
– 1/4 cup golden syrup
– 1/4 cup water
– 2 cups sugar
+ a cylindrical metal tool (I used the back of my whisk)
+ 1 tbsp butter, or oil
1. Add all ingredients into a heavy weight, deep pot. It’s important that you have a relatively large pot as the sugar cooks, it starts to bubble, and you don’t want to risk having it boil over.
2. Bring sugar, corn syrup, and the water to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Cook over medium heat until the mixture turns into amber color, and registers 300′F (hard-crack stage) on a candy thermometer.
3. Pull the pot off the stove, and dip the tines of a fork into the caramel. You will need to allow it to cool to about 200′F before you can start spinning the caramel around your cylindrical metal tool.