Agave Nectar

Agave Nectar

Agave (pronounced ah-GAH-vay) nectar is a syrup made from the agave plant.  It has become popular in recent years as people look for healthier alternatives to white sugar.  Called agave, … Continued

Brick Hard Granulated Sugar

Questions and Answers – Brick Hard Granulated Sugar   Question: I use quite a bit of bakers special sugar so I buy it in 50# bags.  Since I have not … Continued

Caramelized Sugar

Caramelizing Sugar Recipe – How To Caramelize Sugar

Caramelizing sugar is a term most often applied to melting sugar until it becomes a caramel color liquid.  Caramelized sugar is simply a mixture of sugar and water cooked until … Continued

Difference between confectioners sugar and powdered sugar

Difference between confectioners sugar and powdered sugar

Question: My question always is when reading a recipe is what is the difference between confectioners sugar and powdered sugar.  Why do all recipes call it the first and not … Continued

How To Soften Brown Sugar

Questions and Answers – How To Soften Brown Sugar     Question: I have a question that I can not remember the answer to.  How do you soften up hardened … Continued

Simple Syrup Recipe

Simple Syrup Recipe

  How To Make Simple Syrup     What is Simple Syrup? It is just sugar and water boiled together.  This liquid substance has all the same sweetness of granulated … Continued

Stevia Plant

Stevia

Stevia – A Natural and Healthy Sweetener   What is Stevia? Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) is a species of shrub and herb native to the rain forests of Paraguay.  It is … Continued

Types of Sugar

Sugar – Types of Sugar

  Sugar or sucrose, is a simple carbohydrate that occurs naturally in every fruit and vegetable in the plant kingdom.  It is the major product of photosynthesis, the process by … Continued

Types of Molasses

Types of Molasses

Questions and Answers – Types of Molasses     Question: Could you tell me the difference from fancy molasses and cooking and unsulphered molasses? – Jen (12/11/00)   Answer: The … Continued

Vanilla Sugar

Questions and Answers – Vanilla Sugar, Vanillin Socker   Question: I found your website and was hoping that you could help me figure out something.  We are making Swedish Chocolate … Continued