Nov 23, 2011

Recipe for: Mint-flavored Sugar

FROM THE KITCHEN OF: Isabel Canfield
TOTAL TIME: 5 min to prepare
MAKES:
1 cup of sugar

It’s sometimes the annoying little details that people love and appreciate. Berries with mint-flavored sugar is one of them.

This time of the year, fresh and sweet berries may be hard to come by, but here’s a way to have it all with mint-flavored sugar. People love adding sugar to their fruit, myself included. But adding mint-flavored sugar is even better. I prepared this for my sister’s brunch baby shower. Fruit is a must so I used a medley of berries, which consisted of sliced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. I placed them in a nice stark-white bowl and sprinkled the mint-flavored sugar right on top. It was absolutely beautiful. The green bits of mint peaked through the sugar. The sugar was a little crumbly from the moisture from the mint. It was a little detail that added a refreshing flavor to a regular bowl of fruit.

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup sugar
20 fresh mint leaves

DIRECTIONS:
1. Process sugar with mint. In a food processor, add the sugar and approximately 20 mint leaves. Be sure the mint leaves are super dry. Pulse the sugar with the mint leaves until the mint has been broken down into little bits. This will only take a minute or so.

I love my Cuisinart food processor/blender duo. If you’re interested in purchasing one, I totally recommend this one even though there were some not-so-good reviews on Bed Bath and Beyond

2. Store in a container. Transfer the mint-flavored sugar into an air-tight container. The sugar will keep well for a few days. I made this batch the day before use, which helped the mint flavor the sugar even more.

3. Sprinkle over fruit. When you’re ready to serve your fruit, sprinkle the sugar right on top. It’s a beautiful and tasty thing right over a mix of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries all purchased from Costco.

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