This Valentine’s Day, give everyone in your life some sugar without catching mono. How? With these adorable DIY sugar cubes. Cute, easy to make, and practical, these sugary delights are a super sweet treat for any holiday or event. What’s even better is that your friends and family can enjoy the gift of love everyday with their morning tea coffee.
Ingredients (for 4 different colored sugar cubes):
- 2 cups granulated sugar (1/2 cup per color)
- 4 tsp egg white (you may need more depending on your sugar)
- gel food coloring
- Tools: mini cookie cutters
First, preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
Pour 1/2 a cup of sugar in a bowl and add a few drops of food coloring. Pro chef tip: Gel food coloring is pretty concentrated, so we would recommend starting off with only a drop or two. Then, whisk vigorously. The coloring should disperse, but don’t worry if you have a few chunks of food coloring and sugar that you just can’t whisk away. That’s where the egg whites come in! Add in 1 teaspoon of egg whites and keep mixing.
Once you add in the egg white, the sugar should undergo a dramatic change and those colored clumps will disappear. It’s magic! At this point, your sugar should resemble damp sand — the kind that rules for sand castle construction. On parchment paper, lay out the sugar and flatten it with the back of a spoon and a rolling pin to make a sheet about a quarter inch thick. It should be packed together tightly. If you find that your sugar is too crumbly, put it back in the bowl and add a drop of egg white until it’s more workable. Using your cookie cutter, cut out hearts and other shapes and lay on a separate cookie sheet.
When you’re all done cutting out the shapes, bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Then, let it sit overnight to harden. After that… you’re done!