There’s nothing that makes my porcelain heart swoon more than the sight of proper sugar cubes in a proper sugar bowl during tea service! And while they might feel like an extravagance, I’m here to let you in on a little secret: You can make your own sugar cubes for a fraction of the cost of what you’ll find them for at the market!
What you’ll need:
Sugar (White granules or brown sugar are best)
Bread loaf pan
Parchment paper (not wax paper!)
Small mixing bowl
Flat surfaced utensil, such as a spatula
Measure 1 cup sugar into the mixing bowl. Add 3 teaspoons of water. Mix thoroughly with a fork. Line the bread loaf pan with parchment paper. Pour sugar mixture into pan and press firmly and evenly into the pan with the spatula. Once pressed flat, score the sugar into cubes using a knife. This will allow you to cut the final cubes more neatly and evenly.
Put into oven that is pre-heated to 250 F and bake for 1 hour.
Allow the sugar to cool for at least 10 minutes.
Remove the sugar from the pan and use a large knife to finish cutting the sugar into cubes using the scored lines as your guide. The resulting cubes can be stored in an airtight container for a year or more!
When it’s time for tea, fill your sugar bowl with some of your hand crafted sugar cubes, bring out the sugar tongs, and you’re ready for an elegant tea experience.
The only question now is, “One lump or two?”