Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Flavored Sugars

When I went to the grocery store the other day, I noticed in the spice area they were selling Cinnamon-Sugar Mix for about $4.00!  I was a little surprised to say the least.  Our family has been making this and using it for years (for less than $4!)
So just in case you haven't tried it, here it is:
  • I use a glass spice jar and add about 2 tsp of ground cinnamon, then fill the rest of the jar with sugar. Give it a shake to mix.  
This makes a great topping for muffins or banana bread, just sprinkle it on top before baking.  You can make dinner bread sticks into "dessert" bread sticks, spread a little butter on them and sprinkle the top with the mixture before you bake them.  It also makes a yummy topping for toast with a little butter or peanut butter!
This also makes a nice gift idea.

For a bigger batch:
  •  2 cups of granulated sugar
  •  add 1 1/2 Tablespoons of ground cinnamon and a couple cinnamon sticks to a jar that seals tightly.  
To make Vanilla Sugar
  • Cut a vanilla bean in half and scrape the seeds from the bean into the sugar, then bury the bean in the sugar.  This works well in desserts and drinks.  It takes about a week to infuse the vanilla flavor into the sugar.  
These mixtures will last about a year in a jar with a tight fitting lid.
~Simply Angie

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