Flavored sugars are incredibly easy to make and can be used as an ingredient in desserts and beverages, served to the side of coffee and tea, used to rim cocktail glasses, or sprinkled over the top of completed desserts just before serving. All you need is some sugar (we recommend superfine sugar) a coffee or spice grinder, and your flavoring ingredient.
Start with one tablespoon of sugar, and some of your flavor ingredient, and increase one or the other as needed to get the balance you want (blending before each taste). You can even try blending flavors! The finished sugar will have a consistency somewhat similar to powdered sugar.
Flavored Sugar Recipes We Like:
Grind ½ tsp Dried Lavender Buds along with 4 tbsp of sugar.
Remove the stems and seeds from half of a Dried Aji Panca Chile. Grind it with 2 tbsp of sugar.
Crack and empty enough whole cardamom pods to gather ¼ tsp of seeds. Grind them with 3 tbsp of sugar.
Zest of 1 Lime
1. Preheat your oven or toaster oven to 225 degrees.
1. Leave the vanilla beans out on your counter, uncovered, until they are completely dried out and snap without bending (how long this takes depends on your climate and how old the beans are…but expect it to take a couple of days).
This sugar really shows off the maple-like flavor of raw candy-cap mushrooms. Just grind 1/4th of a cup of dried candy cap mushrooms with 1 tbsp of sugar.
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