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Dec 1, 2013 04:47 AM

Uses for flavored sugar?

I really like the idea of the flavored sugar topping used in this recipe for these Chai Spice Snickerdoodles

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch cloves

I want to use this sugar mix for something else. Any other baked goods that use a sugar topping/crust? Will this add any flavor if I add this flavored sugar IN baked goods or other recipes?

I was also thinking of uses outside of baking like, in the case of these specific spices, using this sugar to flavor black tea, as opposed to how my family usually drinks spiced tea--black tea flavored with the actual spices (cinnamon, cardamom, cloves) and then sugar added to the hot tea. I tried the flavored sugar and it works--adds spice flavor to the tea--but isn't my favorite yet.

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  1. flavored sugar (with the exception of vanilla sugar, which is used in Europe instead of vanilla extract) is usually meant to be a garnish on baked goods (sprinkles!) or as flavoring in hot beverages.

    You typically wouldn't use it as an ingredient.

    Sprinkle your sugar on shortbread or oatmeal cookies, use it for an uptown version of cinnamon toast, or keep stirring it into your tea/coffee.

    1. Baked apples or pears

      Cinnamon and spice rolls

      1. Back when those "chocolate spoons" were a trend, I'd roll the still soft chocolate in my homemade lavender sugar. I still get requests from friends for those.

        1. I would use it in tea or coffee kind of like a chai masala

          1. I'd sprinkle it on a French toast as it was crisping or over chicken, onions, and peppers with a little broth, sort of a
            tagine or on a panna cotta.