I have been using this sugar for a while and contacted the company to let them know that I loved their sugar. They replied back to me and asked if I would like some for my holiday baking... Of course I said yes, who doesn't like free things. I offered to do a review for them as I am that kind of gal. When I find a product that I like, I want to let you all know about it. The free stuff is just a great perk.
I am also looking forward to some of their new products ~ brown sugar and powdered sugar. They also have a Picante sugar that peaks my interest.
Now onto the recipe that uses this wonderful sugar....
Apple Cranberry Croissants
2 cans Pilsbury Crescent ( I used the butter flake)
Cranberries (1 per roll)
1/2 cup Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg*
1 egg white
1/4 cup butter
2 tsp heavy cream
1/8 cup Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar
In small bowl mix sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
Roll out crescents, If they don't roll out flat, use a rolling pin and roll them out flat.
Slice apples into 32 pieces, 1/2 apple will make 4 crescents.
Slice cranberries in half
Sprinkle sugar mixture over each crescent.
Place 2 half cranberries between 2 slices of apple at the large edge of the crescent.
Roll fruit into the crescents from the wide end to the narrow.
Whisk egg yolk and brush to the top of each crescent roll.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until croissants are brown.
For Glaze: In a small pan add butter, heavy cream, 1/8 sugar mixture and 1/8 cup Zulka Sugar.
Over medium heat, bring to boil stirring to dissolve the sugar.
Remove from heat and drizzle over each croissant.
* I would add a little more nutmeg next time as I couldn't really taste it and I love nutmeg.
Next time I make these I am going to add a little more apple and cranberries.
You will have extra Cinnamon Sugar Mixture ~ save the leftovers and make cinnamon toast.
I did have extra glaze.. I let it sit until hardened and it tasted wonderful on a spoon.
I took this recipe to our Christmas Party at work and it got great reviews. It is easy to make and great tasting.
An added bonus if you already use Zulka Sugar or plan to buy it soon ~
Zulka is hosting a Holiday Bake-Off Facebook contest for a chance to win $500 to Sur La Table! Entering is easy:
1. Create a recipe using Zulka Pure Cane Sugar
2. Upload the recipe with an image of your creation to Zulka’s “Bake-Off” Facebook tab by December 22 for a chance to win a $500 gift card to Sur La Table!
Good Luck and let me know if your recipe wins.
Other recipes I have made with Zulka Sugar: Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Baked Beans , Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Seared Gingerbread Tenderloin with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms. As you can see with these examples this sugar can be used in any type of cooking.
Disclaimer: I did receive this product and was in no way under any obligation to do a review. All opinions are 100% mine.
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