Sunday, January 1, 2012

Mint Sugar

Here’s a fresh, simple recipe with endless potential. This mint sugar is comprised of lots of spicy fresh mint leaves whirred together with sugar in a food processor. That’s it!
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The final product is sweet, yes, but it’s also refreshing and even a bit earthy. The ratio is 2:1 sugar to mint, so there’s really quite a lot of minty goodness packed in here.
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This makes a great condiment to sprinkle on, say, a winter citrus salad. Or a unique sugared rim for a new cocktail.
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Appropriate for winter, but with a breath of summer freshness, this is just what we needed to start off January right.

Mint Sugar

  • 1/4 c packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 c sugar
Combine ingredients in a food processor and whir together until mint is finely chopped and evenly distributed. The final product looks remarkably like pesto. Due to the large amount of fresh mint in this recipe, it really doesn't last long. I'd recommend making just what you want to use in one day.
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  1. I do something very similar with lemon zest.... never thought to do it with mint. Great idea!!


  2. Lemon sounds great too - how do you like to use yours?

  3. I wonder how long it will keep in the fridge. Mint is not that easy to come-by here in Germany.

  4. Such a beautiful shade of green... I'd sprinkle this on/in everything. Really. I would.

  5. a Palate and a Passport - bad news on how long it lasts... I just checked in on mine today and it had a little bit of an off smell already. Next time I'll just make exactly the amount I want to use in one day!

  6. Could you dry it out in the oven before storing with the spices?

  7. Sugar is a preservative so it should keep for a while this way.
    You could add a table spoon or so of coconut oil and make a paste,coconut oil is antibacterial as well.

  8. This is fantastic if you eat it on grapefruit! Yum!


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