So okay, show me a raise of hands of how many of buy those $4-$10 bottle of dyed sugars in the stores. C’mon… we’ve all done it; some still do it.
Um.. why? Oh wait, I know, perhaps you didn’t know that it’s SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMPLE to make your own from the confines of your very own kitchen, huh? No, really.. it’s ridiculously simple.
I’ve been doing this for God… I couldn’t even tell you how many years. I got sick and tired of spending all that money on teensy bottles of colored sugars when I could make a buttload (yes, that’s a technical baking term) of it at home for a fraction of the cost. It takes only a few minutes to do and all you really need are a few supplies.
After just a few minutes you can take this…
add in some of this..
Mix it a bit more to remove all the clumps and lumps. Check out the color…
Add some more to darken it and mix well with your hands, breaking up the lumps…
When all is said and done, you’ll end up with this…
Absolutely GORGEOUS huh? And all done in under 5 minutes!
Things you need and that I HIGHLY recommendPrint
- White Sanding Sugar r or regular sugar for finer grain
- Gel Food Coloring (I don’t recommend liquid)
- 1/4 teaspoon Cornstarch
- Heavy duty zip top baggie
- Cookie sheet lined with waxed paper
- Pour 1 cup of sugar into the baggie.
- Add a drop or two of color.
- Remove the air from the baggie and seal shut.
- Begin by kneading in the color to the sugar. If using coarse sparkling sugar be gentle to not break the crystals.
- Break up the clumps as you go.
- Check out the color and if more is needed add another drop; continue until desired color is achieved.
- Add 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch to the baggie and knead in. Gel paste tends to make sugar sticky. This won’t affect the flavor or the color. It’ll just help dry it out.
- Empty the sugar on to the lined cookie sheet and let air dry for about 30 minutes.
- Store in air tight containers or jars