Mix well until well combined and there are no lumps. Except for the star anise of course, it is whole and therefore lumpy.
Add star anise to the Christmas sugar.
Store Christmas sugar in an airtight container or small glass jars. If storing in small jars for gifts, add one star anise to each jar of sugar.
USES FOR CHRISTMAS SUGARA bit like pumpkin pie spice, once it is in your pantry you find endless uses for it. Christmas sugar also makes a wonderful homemade Christmas gift.
Roll logs of slice and bake cookies in the sugar, set in the fridge, slice, and bake for an easy festive cookie.
Make puff pastry twists. Cut pastry into lengths, brush with butter, sprinkle with sugar, twist, and bake.
A sugary finish to sweet breads and pastries.
Replace normal sugar in your coffee or coffee frappes.
Instead of cinnamon sugar on buttered toast.
Sprinkle on French toast.
Rim the glasses of festive cocktails.
A dusting over the top of fruit mince pies.
GENERAL COOK’S NOTESAll oven temperatures are for a conventional oven, if using fan forced lower the temperature by 20 Deg C (70 Deg F).All measurements are Australian tablespoons and cups. All measures are level, and cups are lightly packed unless specified;
1 teaspoon equals 5ml
1 tablespoon equals 20 ml (Nth America, NZ & UK use 15ml tablespoons)
1 cup equals 250ml (Nth America use 237ml)
4 teaspoons equals 1 tablespoon
I use the below unless specified in my recipes;
Herbs are fresh | Vegetables are of a medium size | Eggs are roughly 60 grams in weight (large)NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION BELOW IS A GUIDE ONLY