Pearl Sugar Recipes

Widely used in Europe for centuries, pearl sugar is a versatile ingredient for making delicious and innovative creations in the kitchen; either domestic or commercial.

If you have any good recipes with pearl sugar in it, then why not share them with us and the rest of Australia by e-mailing enquiries@swaffels.com.

Madeleines from France

Makes 12 Madeleines

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Madeleines with pearl sugar

The Madeleine is also known as petite Madeleine and is a traditional small sponge cake from Liverdun and Commercy, two areas of Lorraine in north-east France.

Madeleines are small sponge cakes and have a distinctive shell-like shape which comes from the special Madeleine forms. The forms (or pans) have a seashell-shaped indentation.

 

Madeleines with pearl sugar

Ingredients

  • 40 g unsalted butter (plus a bit extra for greasing the Madeleine pan)
  • 100 g plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 vanilla bean (cheat with some vanilla essence if you must)
  • 1 egg
  • 30 ml milk
  • 60 g pearl sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius
  • Melt your butter and combine with the milk, vanilla and lemon zest and set aside
  • Lemon zest

  • Grease your Madeleine pan and flour it
  • Beat the egg for 3 minutes then slowly adding the sugar and beat for another 3 minutes
  • Fold in the flour and the baking powder leaving the air in the mixture
  • Mixing flour into the Madeleine mixture

  • Fold in your melted butter mixture
  • Mixing the Madeleine mixture

  • Spoon your mixture into the Madeleine pan
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  • Sprinkle some pearl sugar on top of the mixture
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  • Bake for 6 minutes or golden brown
  • Pour yourself a good wine and take 2 minutes to reflect on how good life is...
  • Enjoy your Madeleines
  • Madeleines topped with pearl sugar

 

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Sugar bread from Friesland

Makes two 22 by 10 cm loaves

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Doug ingredients

  • 500 g all-purpose flour
  • 155 ml milk (room temperature)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp ginger syrup
  • 75 g unsalted butter (melted)
  • 8 g instant yeast
  • 10 g salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 150 g pearl sugar

Dough Instructions

  • Mix all of the ingredients except the ground cinnamon and pearl sugar until evenly incorporated.
  • Knead for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Let rise for 2 hours at room temperature.
  • Divide into 2 equal pieces.
  • Rest for 15 minutes.
  • Shape into a rectangular form and sprinkle with the pearl sugar and ground cinnamon. Roll up the dough and shape into a cylinder shaped loaves of about 20 cm long.

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Pearl sugar, cinnamon and ginger

 

 

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Stretch into a rectangle shape.

 

 

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Top the dough with the pearl sugar and ground cinnamon.

 

 

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Roll tightly into a cylinder shape.

 

 

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Place in a greased and floured bead pan.

 

 

  • Preheat Oven to 205ºC
  • Let the dough rise for about 45 to 60 minutes at room temperature, or until almost doubled in size.

 

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Risen dough.

 

 

  • Bake for 30 minutes at 205ºC
  • Cool for at least 30 minutes

 

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Start eating...

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Breakfast Cake from Holland

(Ontbijtkoek)

Makes one 22 by 10 cm loaf

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ingredients

  • 2 cups of self raising flour
  • 1/2 (half) cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 (one third) cup molasses or treacle
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp. each of ground cloves, cinnamon and ginger
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  • 1/2 (half) tsp. grated nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tbsp of HS9.5 pearl sugar

Instructions

  • Simply combine all the ingredients except the pearl sugar and mix to a consistent smooth paste.
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  • Butter an standard cake tin.
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  • Fill the cake tin with the dough and sprinkle with HS9.5 pearl sugar
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  • Bake for about one hour in a slow oven (about 150C)
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  • When cooked, allow to cool and keep in a tin for 24 hours before slicing.
  • Best served at breakfast or morning tea...
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Contributed by Cornelia Baier from Corrie Cooks

 

 

Jan Hagel Cookies

Makes 15

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ingredients

  • 2 cups flour (200 g)
  • 1 cup white sugar (190 g)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter (230 g)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • Shaved almond
  • HS6.0 pearl sugar (100 g)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 150 degrees C.
  • Combine sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the mixture.
  • Rub the flour mix and the butter together until it resembles wet sand.
  • Press dough onto a greased rectangle cookie sheet.
  • Brush surface with the beaten egg and decorate with shaved almond and HS6.0 pearl sugar.
  • Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown.
  • Immediately cut into squares or rectangles as desired.