Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mmmm! Brown Sugar.

I realized that we were out of brown sugar and decided I'd share with you how we make our own! Not only is it more delicious than store bought, but it is also healthier. Be wary of store bought because chemicals and dyes can be added to the brown sugar (usually beet sugar, not cane) you're buying. No thank you! REAL brown sugar to me =  organic evaporated cane juice mixed with one tablespoon organic molasses. Easy!

Brown Sugar

1 tablespoon molasses
1 cup cane sugar (evaporated cane juice)

Mix until thoroughly combined (I use the whisk on our Kitchen Aid to save time).  Add more molasses for a darker sugar and a richer flavor.

Extra tip: Rub a little olive oil on your tablespoon before measuring out your molasses so that it slides right off the spoon, allowing you to get the most out of your molasses and avoid a sticky mess!

Experiment: Try mixing in some cinnamon for an even tastier treat!

Medium-light brown sugar.... go ahead, try some!

Please leave your own brown sugar recipes and any other types of natural brown sugars you enjoy using. It will be interesting to see what kind of natural brown sugars we will come across in China next year! Palm sugarSucanat? Wait and see...



    Here what we call brown sugar is called "gula merah" which literally means "red sugar" and is traditionally made from cooking the sugar liquid of palm trees and pouring it into half coconut shells or bamboo cylinders to cool. Very tasty and naturally more healthy.

  2. Sounds delicious! We will have to try it when we visit next year!