The bottom of the sugar bag is a curious place. With just a few scoops left, there’s a dilemma of, “Do I buy more now? Or can I find a way to use this before I head to the store?” We opt for the latter, because there is so much you can do with just a little bit of sugar.
Just a few scoops of sugar can make a splash in many ways. Check out these recipe-based ideas for what to do when you’re getting low on the sweet stuff.
Recipes like our Sweet and Salty Cashews show that a dusting of sugar can make simple food complex. Give nuts, fruits and desserts a sprinkling of sugar before serving to add a little sweetness.
Add it to a spice mix
When combined with other ingredients, sugar can make a recipe sing. A few tablespoons in our Dry Rub add a caramel-coating to cooked meats.
Incorporate in a marinade or dressing
Whip some cream
All you need for Creme Chantilly is a little sugar and a lot of cream. Use it to uplift your recipes (or just eat it on its own – we won’t tell anyone).
Try your hand at pastry making