Friday, January 28, 2011

Apple Cider Sugar

A fantastic finishing sugar for fall and winter desserts, this sugar has all the taste of apple cider, and a hint of cinnamon to add a little something extra to a dish. 
Apple Cider Sugar recipe from cherryteacakes.com

What a week! Still far too snowy for my taste. It's really interrupting my to do list. Not that I mind it putting off work, but if it interferes with my "Movies for the Cinematographically Deprived" night I'm going to be sad. My friends have started a weekly movie night....inspired by my general lack of movie knowledge. No, I have not seen Big Trouble in Little China, or Labrynth, or Caddyshack, or Top Gun, or .........anything really. I have a great lack of cinematographical education. We're clearing that up. Week by week I will have a much better knowledge of delightful 80s movies that everyone should see for some reason that they aren't really sure off. I made it. Luckily for me, I have friends with four wheel drive, snow tires, chains, etc., but still I'm not sure I can take another night in. 

But there are things I am sure of, that I am sick of snow, and not being able to get in my car and head out. Not that it isn't fun to try to cook with just what's in my house, but it's a little old after two days. Now, the apple cider sugar may not be the best thing to eat during a snow storm for health reason, but it does have a nice warm and cozy snuggle up in a blanket feeling that is absolutely perfect for being home on a snowy night. 

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Apple Cider Sugar

1/4 cup apple cider
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 200.

In a small pan over medium heat, simmer apple cider. Cook down until the mixture measure one tablespoon.

In a stand mixer, on a medium speed add sugar, cinnamon and a few drops of the apple cider reduction at a time. From here you can get creative. Using molds, ice cube trays or, as I did, shape into a rectangular disk about a fourth of an inch thick and place on a cookie sheet, cutting into cubes and gently spreading out to about two inches apart. Bake for at least 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container. 

Sugar can be used as cubes or crushed and used in replacement of granular sugar. 


18 comments:

  1. That's a great idea!! Flavored sugar cubes to add a little spice and taste to coffee, tea, and pretty much anything. Love it!

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  2. What a clever idea. I never thought about something like that. I will try this tip for sure. Thank you for sharing.
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  3. My boyfriend would LOVE these! He is addicted to sugar cubes... no idea why. haha thank you!

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  4. I want to try this in my green tea. I think it would taste just awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. This is fun way to make flavored sugars. These would be fun at a tea party, or to give as favors for showers.

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  6. Beautiful sugars. Hubby loves his tea and this would be a very cute way to change the flavor up a bit. Regarding movies, if you're a David Bowie fan, you HAVE to see Labrynth.

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  7. delicious sugars looks wonderful yummy flavours

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  8. These would go great in my tea!! BTW, you have good friends to ensure you get your 80s cinema experience up to par!

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  9. What a great idea! I use finishing salts a lot, but never a finishing sugar. Sounds delicious!

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  10. No Movies? WHHYYYY. hehehe. These sugar cubes are very cool. I bet they taste so good.

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  11. What a cool idea--you have inspired me to try this with some other reductions.

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  12. What an absolutely delicious idea!

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  13. Delightful idea. And what is this about you never seeing Labyrinth!? That was my favourite movie when I was a child, in fact I watched so much I don't think my brother is able to watch it to this day without sighing dramatically and rolling his eyes!

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  14. This looks like an absolutely lovely idea.

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