New Savory Sugars Spice Up Holiday Meals
Add flavored varieties to cocoa, cookies, even ham.user rating
Thought sugar was only sweet? Experiment with its savory (and fruity) side this holiday season with Essential Cane, 100 percent natural and Fair Trade-certified flavored sugar from Flavor Storm. Twelve flavors range from Sweet Onion, Green Chile and Ginger to Cinnamon Raspberry, Espresso and Wild Blueberry.
Unlike other flavored sugars that use oils or artificial flavors, Essential Cane is made with only two ingredients: raw sugar and all-natural whole flavor mates like Red Oregon Raspberries, Korintje Cinnamon, Real Lemon and Tahitian Vanilla Beans.
Here are some usage ideas for the holidays and all year:
CLOVER: A sprinkle adds a sweet flavor dimension to holiday ham.
GINGER: Add to a steaming cup of tea or caramelize on top of crème brulee.
GREEN CHILE: Shake onto hot cocoa or chocolate ice cream.
HABANERO: Try a dash to a Bloody Mary for an extra punch.
LIME: Rim a glass of sparkling water or add a shake to homemade guacamole.
SWEET ONION: Add a pinch to your favorite creamy soup or try on asparagus with olive oil before roasting.
TANGERINE: Use to line the pan before baking your favorite loaf or dessert bread for a sweet crust. Or, sprinkle over vanilla yogurt to create a healthy creamsicle.
For a complete list of flavors or to order, visit www.flavorstorm.com. Essential Cane flavored sugars can be purchased at select Whole Foods Markets around the country as well as Sur la Table. –Nicole Denis