Saturday, August 1, 2015
Little Thumbs Up August 2015 : Brown Sugar and Molasses
Time flies, it is just like a blink of eyes and August is here, so meaning that it is the time for me to "buck up" to clean away the spider web that has grown in my blog lol. Well, I must thanks to Little Thumbs Up, if not I am really not too sure when I will come back to blogging again.
Little Thumbs Up is a cooking and baking monthly bloghop event started by Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY. The chosen theme for August 2015 is brown sugar and molasses, and yes, I will be hosting it. Thanks to Zoe and Doreen for giving me this opportunity to host this event! Pls give some supports to this event and submit as many post as possible heeheehee...
For the theme of Brown Sugar and Molasses Sugar, the sugars can be used are as follows :
Light and Dark Brown Sugar
Brown sugar is white sugar combined with molasses, which gives it a soft texture. Light and dark are the two most common styles of brown sugar. In general, the lighter the brown sugar, the more delicate the flavor. Very dark or old-fashioned brown sugar has a more intense molasses flavor.
Demerara sugar is a large-grained, somewhat crunchy, raw sugar with origins in Guyana (a colony formerly called Demerara). It is a light brown, partially refined, sugar produced from the first crystallization during processing cane juice into sugar crystals. Unlike brown sugar, which has the added molasses flavor, Demerara has a natural caramel-like flavor that hasn’t been refined out. This lends warm caramel notes to whatever you add the sugar. Also, Demerara sugar is also referred to as Turbinado sugar in many markets, which has more to do with how the sugar is processed in turbines, than where it originates.
Muscovado is a type of partially refined to unrefined brown sugar with a strong molasses content and flavour. Its crystals are slightly coarser and stickier in texture than regular brown sugar
Molasses sugar is a dark brown, almost black, moist granular sugar. It can be used interchangeably with muscovado sugar, but molasses sugar has a stronger taste as compared to muscovado. Its distinctive molasses taste is due to its high content of molasses.