We know that the main reason for the use of sugar is its sweet taste. But sugar has many other functions in recipes beyond acting as a sweetener: it can be used to preserve fruit by making jams and syrups, it can change the texture of a dish or kickstart fermentation and, when caramelised, it lends an amber colour to your bakes. A bag of Selati pure white sugar can do all that and so much more. Here’s how to add a sprinkle of joy to your desserts using Selati.
1. Spun sugar
Working with molten sugar can be a little tricky if it’s your first time. And while that sounds intimidating, it doesn’t have to be. Don’t let all that talk of sugar thermometers and hard- and soft-ball stages scare you – use spun sugar to add a professional touch to homemade cakes and desserts. Get the recipe for brown butter cake with caramel icing here.
Marshmallows are good with so many things: s’mores, hot chocolate, and even as a gooey centre in biscuits. Try making your own (it’s easier than you think!) and gift them to friends or family this festive season. Use a torch for a molten sugar pull, and to get that gooey texture we all love.
Why stop at marshmallows? Make toffees too! You only need 5 ingredients to make this salted caramel toffee. If you’ve never made caramel before, this is a very forgiving recipe – the perfect one to start you off, with a sprinkle of Hawaiian black salt as a finishing touch. If you’re thinking of using these as a gift, wrap each toffee individually.
This crisp and airy honeycomb recipe is super-simple. The toffee-like honey flavour is complemented by a spongy, melt-in-the-mouth texture. Enjoy it with melted chocolate, or straight from the pan (it’s that delicious!) – or use it to decorate cakes and trifles.
Cooking butter slightly past its melting point yields a rich, intensely nutty flavour that sings with the bittersweet notes of a good homemade caramel sauce. Add a sprinkle of salt to turn it into a salted caramel sauce.
Selati Pure White Cane Sugar is community-grown, with joy in every crystal. Enjoy it in your cup of tea or bowl of porridge, or use it to create dazzling bakes and desserts. Sprinkle some joy – and enjoy a little helping of happiness every day.