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Time magazine had a wonderful article on organic and specialty sugars(Oct. 31 "Ain't That Sweet!")and I wondered if anyone has tried any of them in old recipes?  I found organic Sucanat(Free Flowing Organic Brown Sugar)in the grocery store.  I was hesitant to use it when making A. Medrich's choc. chip cookies--I like the cookies exactly as the recipe makes them.  Also,would the measuring yield differing amounts--firmly packed vs. poured?


Of course, muscovado is mentioned as well as demerara, turbinado and raw sugar crystals.  The organic aspect is emphasized--I didn't know that white sugar is processed through charred beef bones!!!


Anyone with any experience with these products and how they work with existing recipes?

sashadog's picture

(post #63745, reply #1 of 10)

Hi! I use Sucanat (aka granulated evaporated cane juice) all the time - and it can be used in place of regular sugar and brown sugar, although some of the moisture content of the brown sugar is not there. It has so much more flavour and is packed with all the nutrients that come in cane juice. You shouldn't have a problem using it in shortbread, scones, cakes, muffins, pies and pie crusts or other cookies that require regular sugar - and this is how I use it on a regular basis. I have not tried to replace it in chocolate chip cookies or other cookies that rely on only brown sugar, although it can be substituted equally.

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delice's picture

(post #63745, reply #2 of 10)

Thanks for the help.  The article commented on the intense flavor of these sugars in comparison to regular store brand brown and white sugars.

sashadog's picture

(post #63745, reply #3 of 10)

There is truth in that, but I really like the flavour. I suppose this might be a matter of taste...Sucanat is very different from the other sugars you mentioned in taste and texture.

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pamilyn's picture

(post #63745, reply #4 of 10)

What can I do with my turbinado sugar that I have? I bought it for something and now there it sits. TIA Pamilyn

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Jean's picture

(post #63745, reply #5 of 10)

mean's pork rub
Kyles whole wheat oat bran bread
Scones from FC 11
Topping for Creme brulee
Topping for muffings (Marcia's Peach Pecan Muffins)


 


 


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(post #63745, reply #7 of 10)

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(post #63745, reply #8 of 10)

You forgot what a sweetie she is

Jean's picture

(post #63745, reply #9 of 10)

 Aw, thanks for that.

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Adele's picture

(post #63745, reply #6 of 10)

Applications--

Use it on breakfast cereals; it is especially pleasing on hot oatmeal. Its rich caramel flavor is ideal for caramelized corn, rum cakes, brown breads BBQ sauces, flans and puddings, treacle biscuits, soft centered and licorice candies, mincemeat, baked beans, health foods, pancake syrups and other full flavored foods and savory recipes. It adds an appealing flavor when stirred into coffee, espresso or tea!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

elizaram's picture

(post #63745, reply #10 of 10)

Do you drink coffee or tea? I use turbinado sugar in my tea every morning. Much much tastier than the white stuff.



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