Monday, January 14, 2008

Date Sugar: Highly Recommended

What a weekend! Saturday night we had a party to go to and I was challenged to bring a home-made dessert. I looked at all sorts of recipes and perused various cookbooks at Barnes & Noble. I did not find a single recipe that made my mouth water. So I decided to make an old favorite of mine and substitute date sugar for white refined sugar. I found out also, that date sugar is dried dates ground up into the consistency of white sugar. I already had date sugar on hand--I just had not ventured to use it yet. I made gingersnaps and they were fantastic. They seemed to be popular at the party, too, and no one could tell that I had switched a key ingredient. Now I know that I can indulge in my favorite cookie.

4 comments:

Mindy said...

Oooh, I'm definitely going to try date sugar! Have you used it to sweeten anything else?

Nancy said...

DOES YOUR HUSBAND LIKE DATE SUGAR TOO?

Nancy said...

Does your husband test your recipes too? I

My Year Without said...

I have not used date sugar with anything else besides gingersnap cookies...oh! I did try it in my hot cocoa but it did not disintegrate well. I think that's why it is recommended for baking only...because it only disintegrates at a certain temperature. I'll have to try it in other things. Jeff tried the date sugar gingersnaps and liked them--though the real test will be to make chocolate chip cookies (his favorite)with date sugar.