Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter touches: Lamb-shaped Sugar Cubes

Who could resist these lamb-shaped sugar cubes in their coffee?  While I normally stop at milk, when the "lump" is a lamb, I'll take two!

It is very easy to make sugar cubes for special occasions. Did you know that?  All you need is a plastic chocolate mold, 1 cup of granulated white sugar and 1 tablespoon of water.  When you mix the sugar and water together, the consistency is like wet sand.  You firmly press the damp sugar into each mold and brush off the excess.  Allow them to sit in the mold for about 30 minutes.  Then gently place the mold face down on a cookie sheet.  Gently tap the back of each mold with a spoon and the lambs will pop out.  Allow them to set undisturbed on the cookie sheet for 1-2 hours until they are dry.  Sliding them, even a little, at this stage can cause the design to break. Repeat until you have enough lambs to serve your guests at Easter.

Now you can say, "Do you take one lamb or two?" 

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