Last Updated on May 18, 2022
As you start baking recipes from Colonial America, you’ll start to notice that sugar was used, but in the majority of recipes it was used lightly ‘to season’. In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, you’ll find recipes with a dusting of sugar for a hint of sweetness, such as the cruller, doughty doughnut and oly koek recipes.
However, sugar was available in the 1700s. When the Dutch settled in America in the 1600s, they were a wealhy country, and importing was common. With Holland a centre for sugar refining, the Dutch in America would have had access to a variety of sugars. Sugar was sold as white refined sugar loaves, soft brown sugar and molasses.Print
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