Back when Jo showed you how to make pressed sugar hearts around Valentine’s Day, I knew right away that I wanted to make something similar for adding to coffee. I figured Mother’s Day was the perfect opportunity, so I made my mom some pressed sugar treats for her coffee, and to make them extra special, I flavored them with vanilla!
I used the same recipe as in Jo’s post, but instead of water, I used vanilla extract as my liquid. Pretty clever, wouldn’t you say? I pressed the wet sugar into a regular candy mold. My mold had a cute little oval with a flower on it, but the best part about this is that you could use any mold you like, to suit the occasion. I flipped the mold over onto a little piece of paper towel and tapped it to release the sugar.
I left them on the counter to dry for about a day and a half. The paper towels sped it up a bit by helping to absorb the moisture from the sugar. The dried sugar has the same texture and firmness as a good old sugar cube, and I was able to handle them with no problem.
I put the sugar bombs into a pretty glass sugar bowl that I will wrap to give to my mom on Mother’s Day. Fortunately, I had some left that I can keep for myself, too!
What a lovely addition this would make to a bridal shower, tea party, or formal dinner!