Orange-Cranberry Scones with Turbinado Sugar
Cooks are discovering that agave nectar, Indian jaggery and other natural sweeteners have nuanced flavors that white sugar doesn't; plus, unprocessed sweeteners may be richer in minerals and less likely to cause spikes in blood-sugar levels. In Mani Niall's cookbook, Sweet!, he champions these ingredients. His pleasantly dense cranberry-studded scones, for instance, get a toffee like flavor from light brown turbinado sugar, which has large, crunchy crystals. Sugar in the Raw is a good brand.
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