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Brown sugar has much to offer in terms of richness in flavour, sweetness, and an aroma that gives off a burning, sort of caramel-like smell. According to the International Journal of Food Properties, research suggests that heterocyclic compounds and other acids found in brown sugar contribute to its unique taste. Also, the organic variant of brown sugar is pretty well known for its health benefits and the fact that it is free of chemicals.
A great sweetener and flavour enhancer, brown sugar is a sucrose sugar that has a characteristic brown colour due to the presence of molasses. Sucrose is a common sugar that is composed of glucose and fructose and extracted from sugar cane and/or sugar beet.
The molasses in brown sugar is said to contain amino acids, sucrose, vitamins, glucose, metal ions and other important components. The sweetener is produced globally in regions like South America and Africa with South Asia taking precedence in its production. The flavour enhancing agent is also said to consist of cytoprotective, antioxidant properties.
Now let’s look at all the delightful baked goodies that brown sugar recipes can bring you.
If you have a sweet tooth or a sugar craving that must be satisfied, these brown sugar recipes are just the thing for you. You can be assured of having an enjoyable, scrumptious tea time with these delectables at hand. The recipes are simple and easy to follow and the ingredients are easily available.
Soft, chewy and buttery brown sugar cookies that will simply crumble in your mouth with the first bite. You can choose to just munch on it or dunk it in a glass of milk, either way, its taste and flavour will send you to high heaven. Here’s a look at the ingredients required in whipping up these toothsome cookies.
Yields: 24 cookies
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Here’s a look at the steps involved in baking these heavenly cookies. They’ll be hot and ready in under 30 minutes.
Step 1: Before you start gathering the ingredients, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Spread a sheet of parchment paper across your baking tray.
Step 3: Heat 10 tablespoons of butter in a heavy-bottomed pan or skillet over a medium-high flame. Don’t forget to whisk the butter continuously. Wait for the mixture to turn brown. This could take about 3 to 4 minutes. After you’re done, empty the butter into a bowl and set it aside.
Step 4: Take another bowl and whisk the flour, baking soda, sugar, baking powder and only ¼ cup of the brown sugar you had set aside earlier.
Step 5: Now add the rest of the brown sugar, salt and butter to the mixture and whisk it until the mixture becomes smooth.
Step 6: Next, add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract into the bowl and whisk it again.
Step 7: You can take the browned butter you had aside earlier and it to the mixture so that it all forms a smooth dough.
Step 8: Roll the dough into tiny balls and place it evenly, across the baking tray. Sprinkle the dough with brown sugar and bake for about 12 to 14 minutes or till you feel like the cookies are set. Serve hot.
Brown sugar recipes are best when made in a traditional way. It always gives you a feeling of nostalgia coupled with thoughts of home. And that is just what this brown sugar cake is all about. You will experience all the sweetness and caramelised flavour of brown sugar combined with the pure, sweet aroma you get with almond extract.
Let’s look at all the ingredients you would need in perfecting this cake:
Brown sugar cake is another pastry that requires very few ingredients and involves simple steps that are quite easy to follow.
Step 1: Take a fluted tube pan (ideal for this kind of cake) and grease and flour it. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Take a large bowl and add the brown sugar and butter to it (make sure the butter is at room temperature). Beat the mixture until it has a creamy consistency. Now, add the eggs one at a time and make sure you’re beating it continuously. Ensure that the mixture has blended well. Set aside.
Step 3: Take another bowl and whisk the all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
Step 4: Take the buttermilk that you earlier set aside and add the vanilla and almond extract to it. Stir the blend well.
Step 5: Now add the all-purpose flour mixture and the buttermilk blend to the bowl containing the brown sugar and butter mix. Beat them all into a smooth consistency.
Step 6. Pour the resulting batter into the prepped pan.
Step 6: Leave it inside the oven for about 50 to 60 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the centre of the cake and see if it comes out clean. If it does, your brown sugar cake is ready and set.
Not only do they taste heavenly and mouthwatering delicious, but they are also healthy and nutritious to boot.
Try 24 Mantra Organic’s Brown sugar/ Demerara sugar and enjoy the cookies and cakes guiltfree!
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