Recipe Review

Sweet & Simple: Homemade Flavored Sugar Cubes

published Feb 16, 2011
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These sparkling homemade sugar cubes flavored with rosewater, Meyer lemon or orange flower water are so lovely, we’re thinking about hosting a tea party just so we can make them. Even better: the recipe is surprisingly easy and the flavor possibilities are endless.

Alejandra of Always Order Dessert was inspired to create these brightly-colored sugar cubes after she noticed an opened tube of colored sugar that had clumped up. She experimented with mixing sugar with water, food coloring and flavored liquids like rosewater and lemon juice, then letting it dry and cutting it into squares or simple shapes.

The resulting sugar cubes add a delicate flavor to cups of tea or glasses of white wine and look gorgeous piled up in a sugar bowl. If food dyes aren’t for you, we imagine a vanilla version left subtly tinted by the natural color of the extract would look just as pretty on the table.

Have you ever made your own sugar cubes?

Related: 5 Reasons Why Scented Sugar Makes A Great Gift

(Image: Alejandra Ramos of Always Order Dessert, used by permission)