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August 16, 2014
Zucchero di Canna: Cane Sugar

I play around when I'm making dolci, as I always do in the kitchen, using different and less refined sweetening agents. Recently, I've enjoyed baking with the pale-gold cane sugars (caled zucchero di canna in Italy) that I've found in the supermarkets near home. These crystal sugars are less processed and refined than ordinary table sugar; some brands are also from organically grown sugarcane (in Florida and Hawaii, I am glad to learn). The tint of the sugar, like its hint of deep flavor, comes from a very slight amount of molasses natually retained by the crystals, not added during processing, as is the case with conventional brown sugars.