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Tate & Lyle Demerara Sugar

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Manufacturer: Tate Lyle. Natural Cane Sugar perfect for coffee. Adds crunch to crumbles, biscuits and cereal.

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      02.06.2008 12:49
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      A healthier option for sweetening foods

      I do quite a lot of baking and find that using Demerara sugar is great for a lot of recipes.

      It is a pale golden colour with crunchy crystals and far healthier than white sugar because it is processed from the natural cane and free from any additives such as phosphoric and formic acids that you get in the latter and of course there is no bleaching agents used either.

      On the packet it gives you a list of the Nutrients such as the natural minerals, calcium, magnesium and iron. And one teaspoon contains 11 calories bear in mind here that a teaspoon of white sugar has 15 calories that opened my eyes a bit.

      It is ideal for hot and cold drinks but I like to use it in biscuits recipes because it gives a more crunchy texture and I believe they taste better.

      I have tried sprinkling it on a joint of ham and that was delicious after it had crisped up in the oven, but the most favourite recipe has to be when I do an apple crumble, it keeps the crumble light but with a nice golden crunchy texture.

      Storage of this sugar is easy just keep it in a sealed container in a cool place, I keep mine on the lowest shelf of the fridge, if it becomes hard it means that the moisture has evaporated but it is soon rectified by adding a wedge of raw apple to the container for two or three days.

      I bought my last packet from Asda costing 1.10 for a kilo but you can buy 500grm packs for 70p.

      I like this sugar and find the price very reasonable so give it a go, add it to your marinade next time you are having a barbecue and taste a chicken leg basted in this natural sugar you will certainly get your taste buds going.


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