1. J

    Curry sauce made using raw cane sugar

    Does anyone know of a curry sauce that I could buy made without the use of white sugar. e.g. it might contain raw cane sugar or jaggery.
  2. C

    Recipe Brown Sugar and Bourbon Ribs

    This recipe was made exactly 10 years ago today. In my notes, I could not stop talking about how good they smelled cooking and how good they tasted. I also said this - "they just seem to say Autumn to me. Apple butter, apple cider, cinnamon stick" Brown Sugar and Bourbon Ribs BASTING SAUCE...
  3. Homemade Zabaione.

    Homemade Zabaione.

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    Nightmare before puff pastry.jpeg

  5. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Coconut Sugar & Maple Syrup Coated Almonds

    I have finally managed to make something involving a honey substitute for the The CookingBites Recipe Challenge: Honey. It has taken me a while to say the least! I have to confess that you need your act together on this recipe. It is best if you don't let the almonds go cool after they have...
  6. CraigC

    Sugar Cane Skewers

    Have you ever used skewers made from fresh sugar cane? They are great with shrimp, scallops, etc. I think they are available dried as well, but we can get fresh cane.
  7. smellycat

    Recipe Brown Butter Salted Caramel Sauce

    An easy recipe. Ingredients Heavy cream (double cream) Brown Sugar Butter Chunky Salt, kosher, rock works best. Method In a sauce pan low to med heat add equal parts cream and brown sugar Stir until warmed through and sugar is melted. Remove from heat Place in a bowl(non plastic) still warm...
  8. R

    Teatime in Narnia: Mr. Tumnus' Burnt Sugar Cake

    My treat this week was a step into the wardrobe. C.S. Lewis has been a favorite of mine since childhood, and I have always wished I could find myself in the middle of a wintry wood and bump into Mr. Tumnus with an armful of packages. Then he'd invite me to a scrumptious tea by a hearth, and...
  9. epicuric

    Calls to ban 'freakshakes'

    Campaigners are calling for a ban on 'freakshakes'. These are milkshake based drinks, garnished with additional confectionaries and cream. In a survey of 46 such products, all were deemed to have excessive amounts of sugar - the worst, the Toby Carvery Unicorn Freakshake, contained 39 spoons...
  10. Yorky

    Recipe Limolade (Lime Marmalade)

    Ingredients 1 kg Limes 400 gm Sugar 400 ml Water Method Slice the limes to about 3 mm and then quarter each slice. Remove any pips. Add to a large pot with the water. Bring to the boil. Simmer, uncovered for around 40 minutes and then add the sugar. Cook for a further 20 minutes or until...
  11. Light Tiramisù

    Light Tiramisù

    A light version: Ricotta cheese (no Mascarpone),eggs, cane sugar, Savoiardi gluten-free, espresso coffee and topping with a sprinkled of cocoa/cinnamon sugar.
  12. pinkcherrychef

    Should we stop consuming sugar and consume these instead?

    We all should know sugar is a health risk. To much can cause diabetes, high blood pressure, weight gain, cancer,yeast over growth etc. We also know replacing that wonderful sweet taste is very hard thing to do. The artificial sweeteners and some stevia products are even worse. Stevia is an...
  13. Morning Glory

    Recipe Grilled Figs with Crispy Bacon and Mint Sugar

    One of the simplest dinner party starters (or 'amuse-bouche') you will ever make! Ingredients Figs Balsamic vinegar Salt Mint sugar (recipe here) Crispy bacon or baked prosciutto shards Method Cut the figs into quarters. Drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with salt. Grill...
  14. Morning Glory

    Recipe Mint Sugar

    Almost as easy to make as @Duck59's Mint tea. You can make herb sugars using any soft green herb. Use to sprinkle over fruit or to rim cocktail glasses - or make this starter. Blitz together 1/4 cup of mint leaves and 1/2 cup caster sugar. I used a mini-chopper. Store in a sealed jar.
  15. Morning Glory

    Low Calorie Plant Based Sweeteners

    Low/zero calorie plant based sweeteners have been gaining ground in the last few decades and there are now several types readily available. Do you use plant based low calorie sweeteners? I do occasionally - but I personally use so little sugar its not really worth me buying them. There is a...
  16. epicuric

    Fat good, sugar bad

    Headline news, front page of today's Daily Express. At last the news is getting out there. Maybe the "must buy low fat/healthy margerine/vegetable oil because it's better for you" brigade will start to wake up. I can fully endorse this story having switched to a high fat low carb diet several...
  17. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Portugal to join France, Mexico and South Africa and levy a sugar tax on soft drinks

    Portugal has voted to join France, Mexico and South Africa and levy a 2 tier sugar tax on soft drinks that are not based on milk or fruit juices as of 2017. It would raise an estimate €80m for their Public Health Service...
  18. Lupa06

    How do you take your coffee?

    Okay, let me start off by saying I am a true coffee lover!!!!! I do not start my day without one and I definitely enjoy more than one a day. Usually, I just add some milk and half a teaspoon of sugar. On the rare occasion, I buy the specialty creamers, you know the International Delight flavored...
  19. SatNavSaysStraightOn


    I'm sitting on a service station at the moment. Fed up of coffee and with my body saying it wanted fresh orange juice, I picked up a new 'super by Innocent. It hit the spot in terms of what I wanted, in all aspects but one. And I know that the sugars in it all natural from fruit and all that...
  20. cupcakechef

    The "I quit sugar" diet

    The newest diet that I've heard doing the rounds among people I know is the I Quit Sugar diet. There's a website on it and everything - How would you feel about cutting sugar out of your diet completely? Do you think it would be manageable for you? And given that there's...
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