Homemade Heart Shaped Sugar Cubes
When I was a child, I remember it being commonplace for restaurants to always have a bowl of sugar cubes on the table. It was also normal for the waitress to ask "how many cubes would you like in your coffee?". That routine question became obsolete in my teens when paper packets of sugar substitutes took the place of that bowl of sugar cubes.
I am bringing sugar cubes back with this post. It is very easy to make your own sugar cubes.
Since Valentine's Day is almost here I decided to use heart shaped chocolate molds (and strawberry molds also). At the end you will see my rustic try at actually making cube shapes.
I used granulated nonGMO sugar cane sugar (hence the darker colored cubes).
You will need:
1 cup granulated sugar (or brown sugar or cane sugar)
2 to 3 tablespoons filtered water
In a large bowl and with a large fork, add the water into the sugar one tablespoon at a time. (stirring with the fork all the time). Continue adding water until it resembles the third picture below (I actually only had to use 2.5 tablespoons of water).
Place a spoonful of the moist sugar into your chocolate molds pressing the sugar tightly into each mold space (see pictures below).
Cover with wax paper and allow them to dry for at least 24 hours.
Gently turn the mold over and tap each heart or strawberry out of the mold. (See finished products below).
Heart shaped sugar cubes:
Strawberry shaped sugar cubes:
Rustic traditional sugar cubes
(I pressed the sugar into a small flat pyrex dish lined with parchment paper and scored them into square or rectangular shapes before allowing them to dry):
Use in coffee or tea & ENJOY!
(They will last up to 2 years in an airtight container)