Spun Sugar

Паутина из карамели

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Taste of Russia

A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

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This golden “spider’s nest” (as it is called in Russian) is an extravagant topping for ice cream, too.


  • 8 ounces cube sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup


Take a dowel or broomstick 1 inch in diameter and support it between two chairs, or between the kitchen counter and a chair. It should be at about waist height. Grease the dowel liberally with vegetable oil.

In a small, deep saucepan, place the sugar, cream of tartar and water. Bring to a boil,