How To: Sugar Hearts

heartmugI love adding seasonal touches around the house and as I have recently developed a taste for herbal teas, I thought it would be fun to make some heart shaped sugar cubes for friends to enjoy when they come round for tea. Not only are they adorable but they are incredibly easy to make and can be customised to fit any holiday, just use the ice cube tray with the appropriate shapes for your theme. They would also make a sweet Valentine’s gift for a friend wrapped with some tea sachets.

Materials
Granulated Sugar
Water
Food colouring in any colour of your choice
Heart Shaped Mould
A Bowl and Spoon to mix the ingredients together

1.Select the colour of food colouring you’d like to use.
Measure out ¼ cup of sugar for each colour that you are using. sugarbowls

2. Add ½ tsp of water to each bowl and stir until it resembles wet sand, add a little more water if needed.
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3. Add a drop of food colouring and stir. Add a second drop if you would like a deeper shade, it’s easier to start with a lighter tone and and build up the colour rather than trying to mix in more sugar later.
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4. Fill the heart moulds with your coloured sugar mix, make sure you press the sugar into the mould as tightly as possible to avoid any gaps or air bubbles. Level the sugar with a spatula or the back of spoon so the hearts are flat.
Let the sugar hearts harden in the moulds at room temperature for a few hours or overnight.
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5. When the sugar is completely hard turn the hearts onto a flat surface. They should pop straight out of the tray but you can give the mould a gently tap if needed.
Leave them to sit for a few hours to harden and store in an airtight container.
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