Sweets for the sweet: Simple Scented Sugars
Beautifully wrapped scented sugar are so easy to make, and can make wonderful gifts.
Below is the step-by-step for 2 kinds of scented sugar: Mint and Citrus.
List of ingredients
2 jars (I bought these at the Container Store but they are easily found at craft and cookery stores)
1 orange (or 2 lemons or 4 limes)
A few sprigs of mint leaves
Use a vegetable peeler to remove long strips of zest (the outside peel) from a large orange, 2 medium lemons, or 4 medium limes.
Put the zest in a clean, dry jar and bury it with granulated sugar. Tightly close the lid to the jar.
Wash and thoroughly dry some fresh mint leaves (use your favorite variety of mint - spearmint, peppermint, chocolate mint, etc.)
Put a little granulated sugar in the bottom of the jar, then add a layer of mint leaves, then another layer of sugar.
Keep layering the mint leaves and sugar until the jar is full. Tightly close the lid to the jar.
Next comes the presentation. I chose to use the Give Cheer fabric wrap from my collection
Place the 2 containers side by side.
Turn them outwards so they lay flat on opposite sides.
Take the corner of the wrap closest to you and start rolling.
Tuck the end flap in and place the containers upright so they are next to each other.
Tie a knot to form handles for your packaging.
Voila! Give Cheer this season!
All images: chewing the cud
This tutorial is also featured on the fabulous wedding blog Style Me Pretty . Thanks Abby!!