Sugars & Sweeteners – A to Z

Pearl Sugar

Pearl Sugar

Nib sugar (also pearl sugar and hail sugar) is a product of refined white sugar. The sugar is very coarse, hard, opaque white, and does not melt at temperatures typically used for baking. The product usually is made by crushing blocks of white sugar, then sifting to obtain fragments of a given diameter. The sugar may also be made in an extrusion process.

Pearl Sugar

Pearl Sugar

  • It is known as pärlsocker (pearl sugar) in Sweden, and as perlesukker in other Scandinavian countries. In Finland it is called raesokeri (“hailstone sugar”) or rarely helmisokeri (also pearl sugar).
  • In Scandinavia, pärlsocker is used extensively to decorate various pastries and confections, cookies, especially on top of plain Swedish bulle or Finnish pulla cakes, muffins and buns, such as kanelbullar (cinnamon buns) and chokla...

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Index – Sugars & Sweeteners

There are a number of sugars & sweeteners used in our recipes or referenced in our world cuisine pages. This is the sub-index for the sugars & sweeteners that we have listed in the glossary. Included are information, availability, substitutions, and nutrition, wherever possible.Read More
Corn Syrup

Corn Syrup

Corn syrup is a glucose syrup derived from corn with some additives.Read More
Panela

Panela

Panela is unrefined whole cane sugar, typical of Central and of Latin America in general, which is a solid form of sucrose derived from the boiling and evaporation of sugarcane juice. Read More

Glucose Syrup

Glucose Syrup is a clear thick sugar syrup and a purer form of corn syrup derived from honey, fruits (usually grapes) and some vegetables.Read More
Demerara Sugar

Demerara Sugar

Demerara sugar is a brown sugar made by refining the liquid extracts of sugar cane. It's production differs from that of standard brown sugar, though the two are sometimes confused.Read More