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flavored sugars

Sunday, November 20, 2011
I’ve been using flavored sugars in everything. I got hooked when I started making vanilla bean sugar last spring, and started experimenting with other flavors recently. Lemon zest, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and of course, vanilla bean, are among my favorites.
The little jars, stashed on my shelf, make me so happy with their tiny flecks of color. I use them a lot – sprinkled on muffins or scones, in pancakes and pie dough, even stirred into my coffee. They are perfect little holiday gifts as well – place them in tiny jars and pass them out to the neighbors.

Flavored Sugars

Pumpkin Pie Sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves

Place sugar and spices in the jar, seal lid and shake to combine.

Lemon Sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
zest of one lemon

Place sugar and lemon zest in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse 6 or 7 times until zest is broken down into sugar. Transfer to a mason jar, seal lid.

Cardamom Sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cardamom
5 cardamom pods, crushed

Crush cardamom pods lightly with the back of a spoon or side of a knife. Place sugar, crushed pods and ground cardamom in a jar. Seal lid and shake to combine.

Cinnamon Sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Place cinnamon and sugar in a jar, seal lid and shake to combine.

Vanilla Bean Sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean – seeds scraped and pod reserved

Place sugar, vanilla bean seeds and pod in a jar, seal lid and shake to combine.

  • Reply
    my little celebration
    Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Such a simple, unique idea. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Reply
    Alaina Reilly
    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I’d love to make a homemade vanilla New York Egg Cream but all I can find online is one for Chocolate Syrup. How do I create a sweet tasting Vanilla(flavored) Syrup to use??? Missing my favorite drink and not in NY any more!. Thank You,

    Alaina

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      Jordan
      Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:16 am

      Boil equal parts of sugar and water and vanilla beans ( seed scraped and pod thrown in) adjust vanilla to taste. vanilla bean is pretty flavourful so you might be able to get away with a couple cups sugar with just one vanilla bean

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        Jordan
        Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:17 am

        sorry .. just equal parts sugar and water. vanilla bean to taste. 🙂

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