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Cheeky Wipes Home-Made Christmas #3: Salts & Sugars

Thursday, 9 December 2010  |  Admin

I spent yesterday morning making batches of lovely salts and sugars which make fantastic christmas gifts as they're really easy to do, so I thought I'd share some of the recipes with you.
Vanilla Sugar
I can't believe the price of vanilla sugar! It works out at more than £15 a kg which is outrageous given that you can buy 20 vanilla pods for £6, so a kilo of home-made vanilla sugar works out at about £2! It makes fantastic ice-cream and custard as you get to appreciate the pretty speckles of vanilla all through it.

Ingredients

1 kg granulated sugar

4 juicy vanilla pods
Method
Put the granulated sugar into your food processor with the blade fitted. Split vanilla pods and scrape out seeds, add to food processor. Chop vanilla pods roughly and add to food processor. Blitz until fine.
Fennel and Lemon Salt
This lovely fennel and lemon salt is great with fish...
Ingredients

Coarse Sea Salt

Lemons - 1 lemon for every 100g salt

Fennel Seeds 1 tbs for every 100g salt
Method
Peel Lemon rind with a potato peeler.Dry strips of rind in the oven at 160 c for 10 minutesPut salt and lemon rind into feed processor and blitz a little (not too much!)Add fennel seeds and bag / store in jar
Lemon & Chilli Salt
Use this to add a kick to just about anything!
Ingredients

1 lemon per 100g salt

2 dried chillies per 100g salt (or to taste!)

salt
Method
Peel Lemon rind with a potato peeler.Dry strips of rind in the oven at 160 c for 10 minutesPut salt, lemon rind and whole dried chilli into feed processor and blitz a little (not too much!)Store in bag or jar

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