demerara sugar


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Combine 1 cup water, 1 cup demerara sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Liza Weisstuch,, 17 May 2022 Add one chai tea bag, a small pinch of salt, and three demerara sugar cubes. Outside Online, 17 Dec. 2020 Hot Toddy's are traditionally made with lemon, demerara sugar, your favorite scotch whiskey and fresh nutmeg, according to Food Network's recipe. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 18 Dec. 2021 Then these ginger-molasses cookies needed to be rotated at three minutes, individually punched down with the back of a spoon and sprinkled with demerara sugar at six minutes, cooled on the sheet pan and then carefully transferred to a cooling rack. Christian Reynoso, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Dec. 2021 Spread the last of a jam jar across a sheet, roll it up, and slice it before topping with a little demerara sugar and baking: voilà, jammy pinwheels that could have come from a fancy bakery. Kendra Vaculin, Bon Appétit, 14 Oct. 2021 See More

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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 8 Feb. 2023.

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