Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Barley Twist

Twisted sticks of Barley Sugar were originally made in the 17th century by boiling down refined cane sugar and barley water. The hardened result was cut and twisted, making a pretty and tasty treat, also known for it’s soothing medicinal value. Furniture makers of the time took their inspiration from this treat to make one of the most popular turnings in history - the barley twist.