TIPS FOR YOU
Choose the perfect sugar for your recipe.
Whether it’s for baking, cooking, or even beverages, there’s a Florida Crystals® sugar for everything you’re planning in the kitchen.
BAKING TIPS FOR YOU
How to Avoid Common Baking Mistakes
Whether you're a seasoned pro or just dipping your whisk into the world of baking, trust us, we've all been there! These tips will help conquer those common slip-ups and make sure your treats are a hit every time.
BAKING TIPS FOR YOU
Organic Baking Guide
Bake with purpose; bake organically. Let your kitchen be a place where conscientious choices and delectable flavors harmonize. Find the best recipes to start your organic baking journey.
Calling all beginning bakers. Decorating with frosting is made even easier with our tips.
From making your own natural food coloring to all the supplies you’ll need, learn how to fabulously decorate your cakes and cupcakes here.
BAKING TIPS FOR YOU
How to tweak your recipes to fit with special-diets?
Trying to eat more plant-based foods? Follow these easy tips and add exciting flavors to your menu, while helping you and the planet.
Simple Everyday Baking Tips
VEGAN RECIPES REQUIRE VEGAN SUGARS
Not all sugars are vegan. Some brands use bone char (charred animal bones) in their processing, making non vegan-friendly sugars. Our Florida Crystals® sugars are never in contact with bone char or any animal or animal by-product, making them ideal to vegans (and animal lovers) - plus they’re certified by Vegan Action.
HARD SUGAR IS STILL GOOD - QUICK FIX IN MINUTES
When storing sugar, make sure to place it in airtight containers. But if you didn’t (hey, it happens to the best of us), and ended up with a brick of sugar - here’s how to soften it. Preheat the oven to 250 F, put the sugar in an oven-safe tray and heat until it softens. In most cases it takes about 2 minutes, but check frequently to prevent the sugar from melting. Measure and use right away, as the sugar will harden again as it cools.
HARD SUGAR IS STILL GOOD - PERMANENT FIX IN 2 DAYS
To soften your hard sugar for good, place it in an airtight container with a dampened terracotta disk (available at baking supply stores or Amazon) or two slices of bread (plain sandwich bread works). Set it aside for a day or two (or as long as it takes for the sugar to absorb the moisture) - remove the disk or the bread, and work the sugar with a fork to dissolve any stubborn clumps. Your sugar is ready for use, reseal the container and it should remain soft.
SUGAR ADDS MORE THAN FLAVOR
Sugar tastes delicious. It adds sweetness to your recipes, but it adds so much more. Sugar helps bring out other flavors - enhancing the taste of butter, chocolate, vanilla, you name it! It also affects texture, because sugar can help create air bubbles, attract water and caramelize - your baked goods result in more tender, lighter or crunchier finishes. And because sugar retains more moisture, it can help your cookies, cakes, muffins … last longer.
Tips from the Pros
Bake the perfect cake, brownies, cookies. Let our pros do all the hard work, get the perfect results through trial and error, and report back. Practice makes perfect - but others can do the practicing.
Feel good about what you eat. From how to convert your recipes to meet special diets to adding better ingredients in your everyday life, find some tricks to upgrade your wellness game.
From the Farmers
Gardening, farm-to-table, and more farm livin’. Our farmers will tell you how to pick the best fruits when visiting your local farms or grow your own herbs at home.
Be party-ready with these ideas from our hosting experts. See how to decorate your desserts extra-special, bring a cocktail bar to life, and much more.
There’s no Planet B. As experts in sustainability, these are some small yet impactful tips if you care about the environment. Hint: Less food waste, More reuse.
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