demerara sugar


dem·​e·​rara sugar ˌde-mə-ˈrär-ə- How to pronounce demerara sugar (audio)
: a coarse light-brown raw sugar

Examples of demerara sugar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Colin is holding up a chocolate chip cookie (Colby’s grandma’s cookies, made with bacon fat) and a chocolate-butterscotch cookie (with a little demerara sugar) while on a swingset that is cropped out of the final frame. Jill Wendholt Silva, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 Bring to a simmer, remove from heat, then stir in 3 cups of demerara sugar. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 12 July 2023 For best results, do a through egg wash, then place your pie in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour, covered loosely with saran wrap to keep from drying out, and then a egg wash top-coat, and perhaps a sprinkle of demerara sugar for sparkle and crunch. Beth Segal, cleveland, 4 June 2021 Like turbinado sugar, demerara sugar is often used to shower baked goods with a dramatic, sparkly finish thanks to its large crystalline granules. Nico Avalle, Bon Appétit, 7 Sep. 2022 If using turbinado or demerara sugar on top, add a few more pinches to the cooled cake., 9 Nov. 2021 Caramel, cocoa and winter spices lead the way, and they’re supported by strawberries, cranberry sauce, and demerara sugar. Felipe Schrieberg, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022 On the back page of the menu, find specialties like customized mojitos, beer and wine and a cafe section featuring classic cafecito made with espresso and demerara sugar. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 29 Nov. 2022 Add 10 oz of demerara sugar with 5 oz of water into a small saucepan. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 3 Aug. 2022

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Word History


Demerara, river and region in Guyana

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of demerara sugar was in 1848

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“Demerara sugar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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