Coloured sugar lumps

suger lumps

I got the idea herescrapbook

I absolutely love these, even though I don’t have sugar in my tea or coffee I might just have to start with these cute little things in the cupboard!

Definitely the perfect thing for a high tea! They are sooo much cuter than having a little bowl of sugar on the table.

Chocolate molds are perfect to set these sugars, ice cube trays would work as well. Make sure your molds aren’t to big though, nobody wants 3 teaspoons of sugar in there cup of tea – well maybe some do.

I just made these ones plane sugar with a teeny tiny bit of red food dye but next time I might add a flavoured essence, then they’ll just be like lollies!

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar

1 tbsp water

Food coloring

1/8 tsp flavoring (optional)

Plastic candy molds (shallower is better)

Directions:

 Place the sugar in a bowl, and add the water. Stir until all of the sugar is moistened.

If you want to add coloring and flavoring, add just a tiny bit of color and flavoring, and stir everything together. If the color is not dark enough, continue to add a small amount and stir it in a bit at a time—it’s better to be cautious than to add too much and have a color that’s too dark. By the end, the sugar should have the texture of wet sand and clump together when you squeeze it in your palm. If it seems too dry, add a small spoonful of water at a time until you get a workable texture.

Use a spoon to heap the sugar into the mold’s cavities and then firmly press it down into the mold. Make sure that you compact it well so that it holds together and takes the form of the mold well.

Remove any excess wet sugar from the tops of the molds.

For the best results, the sugar should dry completely before being removed. You can let it sit out at room temperature, where it might take anywhere from an hour to overnight for the sugar to be set enough to remove—it depends on the consistency of the sugar you started with, the humidity, and the depth and size of the molds.

Note: I highly suggest leaving it over night to harden up, better safe than sorry. Also make sure you aren’t adding to much liquid, if you’re adding flavouring than do 3/4 Tbsp water and 1/4 Tbsp flavouring, else they will take forever to harden.

Have fun,

Lib xo

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s