I use herb sugar to create Lavender brownies, Rose Geranium cookies, and to flavor my herbal tea.
Placed in decorative jars you can put Herbed Sugar in gift baskets with baking mixes, teas or other gifts. Or combine several flavors to craft a tower of flavor for a friend and include recipes for the use of your creations. No matter how you use herbed sugar, it is a wonderful way to preserve the flavor of fresh herbs well into the winter months. And that can be worth more than gold when the snow is deep and the wind is howling!
How to make Herbed Sugar
You can use Turbano raw sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, or traditional refined white sugar.
Brown sugar is a sucrose sugar product with a distinctive brown color due to the presence of molasses. It is either an unrefined or partially refined soft sugar consisting of sugar crystals with some residual molasses content (natural brown sugar), or it is produced by the addition of molasses to refined white sugar (commercial brown sugar).
Coconut Sugar is a sugar created from cocoanut palms. It has a stronger coconut flavor but is very similar and can be used interchangeably with processed white sugar.
Refined sugar is a term used for sugar extracted from plants. Sugar is the generic name for sweet-tasting, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food. The various types of sugar are derived from different sources. Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose (also known as dextrose), fructose, and galactose. "Table sugar" or "granulated sugar" refers to sucrose, a disaccharide of glucose and fructose. Sugars are found in the tissues of most plants, but sucrose is especially concentrated in sugarcane and sugar beet, making them ideal for efficient commercial extraction to make refined sugar.
Sugar conserving or Sugar Flavoring
Store in a cool spot in your house in about 2 weeks, remove the now dry herb leaves from he sugar. Sift out any small broken plant bits and repackage for storage or gift giving.
ulse until the herbs are well chopped (giving you a Tablespoon of chopped herbs.)