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Saturday Spot: Yet Another Kitchen TakeOver – Candy Making…

November 14th, 2011 · 9 Comments

I was planning to blog about a friends exotic trip… But we live with a Celebrity Chef and he has a sugar chef as a friend… who stopped over of a visit and so our weekend went!!! Within five minutes of his arriving there was mixing…

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And inevitable tasting!!!
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Followed by much more mixing…
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And chopping…
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And stirring…
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And a bubbling…
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And setting…
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And before I knew it there was a panacotta with a strawberry compote resting in the fridge…
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But that wasn’t the real reason for the visit…
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This is sugar paste and this was the reason of the visit… Candy Making…
And that requires gloves…
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Little gloves…
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And lots of gloves…
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They warmed the sugar under a lamp…
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And when it was warm enough…
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And then everyone got terribly busy…
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Pulling…
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Twisting…
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And snipping…
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Who knew that that was how to make candy!!!
Candy making!!!

And on to lolipops
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And lenses…
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And snakes…
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And pulling and pulling and pulling…
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So between dessert…
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And candy…
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We managed to survive the weekend and our brilliant visitors – very well thank-you. Hope you all had a brilliant weekend too!!!

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 KM // Nov 14, 2011 at 2:09 am

    NO WAY!!!! This candy-lovin mama wishes she could have been there to join in the fun and tasting… I can’t believe what you guys so easily whip up!!!!! I’ve never even tried making candy. :):) But I did buy one of those fancy kitchen aid mixers— like the one you guys LOVE so much! How bout a 7+1 post on tips and tricks…. heheheheh… Maybe it will get some use this holiday season. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration. xoxoxoxo

  • 2 se7en // Nov 14, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Oh KM!!! You will love your kitchen Aid… I am so pleased you have one!!! We use ours every single day… play do, whipping, mixing, baking – I use it for so many bazillion recipes!!! I never make cookies/cakes with out them!!! That’s a great post idea – love it!!! And yup candy making is so fun !!! You would totally love it!!! We had a wonderful time and lots of treats stored up for the week ahead!!! Lots of love to you … hope you are putting those feet up inbetween nesting!!!

  • 3 auntymuffin // Nov 14, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Fabulous! The dessert looks delicious, and the fun candy-making…Wow!

  • 4 se7en // Nov 14, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Hay Aunty Muffin!!! We had so much fun!!! Hope you have a brilliant birthday packed with being spoilt!!! We miss you already!!! Lots of lekker love…

  • 5 Cheryl // Nov 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    That looks so much fun! Makes you wonder how they make candy without 8 children to help! Intrigued by the idea of warming it by the lamp. I’ve only ever seen large cauldrons of sugar been heated before, but maybe that makes a different kind of candy. Just looking at it puts inches on my hips!
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  • 6 Sugar Man :) // Nov 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Hi Se7en+1+2big one:)
    It was fantastic to see you all again. We had so beautiful time with you guys as always.
    I hope we can meet more offen and do more fun together. I thought, if we leave little Peter there, you will be not notice at all. (se7en+1 and+ another one:) Love you all and God bless you. Sweet regards: Peter and Klara and little sugar man :)

  • 7 se7en // Nov 15, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Oh Sugar Man!!! You came over and commented – how cool is that!!! Thanks guys for coming over we have such fun times when you visit!!! So brilliant to see your little guy growing up and you have no idea how much we would love an extra one!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

  • 8 Lori // Nov 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    that looks like so much fun!!! :D

  • 9 se7en // Nov 19, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Hi Lori, You have no idea the fun!!! It’s so great to have friends with new things to try and explore!!! Hope yo guys have a fun weekend, looks like we may have that long awaited sunshine!!! Lots of love…

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