Belgium Pearl Sugar

Belgium Pearl sugar, also called hail sugar or nib sugar, is now available in Australia.

You can use Belgium pearl sugar for many things. Below are some suggestions...

Liege Waffles

The Belgian waffle, also known as Liege waffle or “sugar waffle” is the world’s most famous waffle. The majority of the world’s pearl sugar production is used in these waffles.

These Liege waffles are eaten hot or cold any time of the day.  They can be served plain or coated with toppings such as chocolate or flavoured creams and fruit.

Liege waffles come in different sizes and the pearl sugar gives the waffle a delicious crunchy texture and sweetness.

Recommended pearls / order: HS9.5

 

Madeleines

Madeleines are traditional small sponge cakes from France. The pearl sugar is added prior to baking.

Recommended pearls / order: HS3.2

 

Muffins

This delicious cake finds its origin in England but is now extremely popular across the world.

Recommended pearls / order: HS3.2 or HS6.0

 

Brownies

Excellent combination of crunchy sweetness and the smooth flavours of chocolate and nuts.

Recommended pearls / order: HS3.2 or HS6.0

 

Spiced bread - honey bread

Appreciated in the Netherlands and Belgium, this spectacular bread can be both decorated with small pearls but also contain larger pearls through the dough giving a delightful caramelised taste.

Recommended pearls / order: HS9.5

 

Sugar bread – Craquelin

This is a type of sweet Belgium brioche. The pearl sugar is used to decorate and can also be incorporated in the dough.

Recommended pearls / order: HS9.5

 

Mini sugar bread

Bite size portions of sugar bread made with small pearl sugar are a delicious accompaniment to coffee in the afternoon.

The crunchy bits of half-melted pearl sugar embedded in the interior of the bread make this a tasty treat anytime of the day.

Recommended pearls / order: HS6.0

 

Brioche

The pearl sugar contributes to the aesthetic quality of these buns.

Recommended pearls / order: HS3.2

 

Christmas buns

Xmas buns are extremely popular in Belgium and the north of France.

Pearl sugar is a nice and sophisticated decorative element on all types of brioche.

Recommended pearls / order: HS6.0

 

French pastry

The pearl sugar provides for a marvellous decorative touch to a wide range of pastries.

Recommended pearls / order: HS3.2

 

Mini apple pie

The pearl sugar can be placed on the pastry either after glazing and prior to baking or after baking on the French version of the apple pie.

Recommended pearls / order: HS3.2

 

Chouquettes

These little balls of pastry encrusted with pearl sugar are an appreciated snack or dessert in France.

Recommended pearls / order: HS3.2

 

Tart Tropézienne

A traditional French pie made of two light layers of brioche containing a generous filling of smooth cream. Naturally, the brioche is covered with fine pearl sugar.

Recommended pearls / order: HS3.2

 

Fruit pies

Pearl sugar is often appreciated on apple pies, pies with cherries or rhubarb pies.

Recommended pearls / order: HS3.2 or HS6.0

 

Swiss buns, Baulus pie

The pearl sugar is added at the same time as the grapes or dried fruit prior to rolling the dough.

Recommended pearls / order: HS3.2 or HS6.0

 

Biscuits coated with sugar

The small pearls enrich the chocolate coating and provide a delicate balance between the smoothness of the chocolate and the crunchiness of the pearls.

Recommended pearls / order: HS3.2

 

You can download the Belgium pearl sugar application guide here:

Pearl Sugar Application Guide (PDF - 2.4 Mb)

 

Belgium Pearl Sugar