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Hints and Tips

  1. To keep your biscuits fresh, add a sugar cube to the container. It will absorb any moisture in the air before the biscuits do.
  2. Sprinkle a little Castor Sugar over the top of custard to prevent a skin from forming.
  3. Adding a pinch of sugar to dishes containing tomatoes, will counteract the acidity, leaving a smoother taste.
  4. Did you know that it is the sugar content of biscuits and cookies that gives them that appetising golden brown colour.
  5. When baking, cream your sugar with your butter VERY WELL, as this incorporates air into the mixture, which contributes to a much lighter baked product.
  6. When sugar is stored properly (in a cool, dry place) it will last for years, and is often used as a natural preservative, for example in canned fruit, jams and marmalades.
  7. Coat your fresh fruit with a layer of sugar before freezing, or freeze them in sugar syrup.
  8. Sugar not only lengthens the freshness of baked goods, but is crucial when using a recipe that calls for yeast. Sugar hastens the rising of the dough, and improves both the texture and taste of breads and cakes.
  9. Sugar helps to delay the coagulation of protein in eggs, improving the texture of baked goods. For example, it helps to prevent custard from splitting during cooking, and ensures a smooth texture.
  10. Sugar should form part of a well balanced diet, and if eaten in moderation. will not have any harmful effects on health, such as obesity or skin disorders


Custards: Add Huletts Caramel Brown Sugar to custards for a deliciously rich flavour.
Vegetables: Add Huletts Caramel Brown Sugar to carrots and butternut for a superb taste.
Ham Glaze: Mix 250ml (1 cup) of Huletts Caramel Brown Sugar with 15ml (1 Tablespoon) mustard, and spread over the ham 45 minutes before completion of the cooking time for an appetising glaze.