Demerara style sugar is a moist granulated sugar having a heavy molasses coating. (Canadian Sugar Institute)
It’s specialty light brown sugar, with large golden crystals which are slightly sticky. It’s also described as Golden brown crystal sugar.
Demerara has a rich, creamy, molasses-like flavour that enhances baked goods
Due to the heavy molasses coating, Demerara tends to clump easily so I usually buy it in very small portions at the Bulk Barn store.
What Demerara used for?
Demerara style sugar is used to add a delicious crunch and flavour to biscuits, muffins, crumbles and other baked goods.
It is often used in tea, coffee or on top of hot cereals. It’s not suitable for meringues or other light coloured foods, because it will darken them.
How to Store Demerara Style Sugar
Store in a cool dry absolute air-tight container for 3-4 months.
Please note that brown sugar will harden when exposed to air. For optimum storage life, store in a tightly sealed container. If the sugar turns hard, add a piece of bread or a slice of apple to the container. The sugar will soften once again. (Lantic Sugar Canada)