I love the idea of scented sugar. It’s easy to create and looks (& smells!) wonderful. Scented sugar adds a subtle perfume and flavour to coffee, fruit desserts, baked goods and cocktails. You can also use it to garnish the glass rim for a homemade lemonade or another delicious drink.
To make your own scented sugars you’ll need some clean, dry jars with good seals, granulated sugar, and a nice variety of herbs, spices, and flowers (always choose fresh herbs and flowers that have NOT been sprayed with chemicals).
Layer the granulated sugar with aromatic edibles like scented geranium leaves, rose petals, orange and lemon peel (first set out for a day to dry), or vanilla beans. Mix small batches, and let them sit for a few days in tightly sealed jars while the scents infuse the sugar. It also makes an unusual present for whomever you think could use a little sweetness.
– vanilla sugar
– citrus (lemon, lime or oranges) sugar
– lavender sugar
– ginger sugar
– mint sugar
– coffee beans sugar