Know Your Unrefined Sugar with Billingtons

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Shopping the Sugar isle in the supermarket can be a daunting experience, with so many different varieties to choose from knowing which sugar to use in your bakes can often be a mystery. That‘s why we have teamed up with our friends at Billingtons to make it easy for you.

Here is their guide to the most used unrefined sugars and shows you which one to use and when.

Molasses

Natural cane molasses provides a deep treacle flavour and has the deepest flavour of all sugars. This is ideal for Fruitcakes, BBQ Sauces and marinades.

 

Dark Muscovado

Has rich treacle and liquorice flavour notes due to high molasses content. Deep, long lasting flavour, it’s perfect for indulgent chocolate and fruit recipes.

 

Light Muscovado

The finest and softest of the brown sugars with a warm honey colour and creamy fudge flavour. It’s perfect for cookies, fudge and sauces but is a good multi use sugar that will enhance all baking.

 

Demerara

With large crystals and a deep caramel flavour, this sugar is ideal for dissolving in coffee or caramelised on crème brulee for a perfect crunch and finish.

 

Golden Granulated

Light Golden in colour and perfect for everyday use in team and coffee as well as on cereal or with fruit. 

 

Golden Caster Sugar

A golden and unrefined alternative to white caster sugar. It’s a great multi-purpose sugar ideal for sponge cakes and biscuits.

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