GULA ME­LAKA Palm sugar

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Plants With A Purpose -

Palm sugar has a dis­tinct caramel-co­conut flavour and comes in round cakes about 5cm in di­am­e­ter, vary­ing in colour from a pale honey to dark brown trea­cle colour. It’s fun to work with but the cakes can be rather hard to crack so it is usu­ally shaved with a knife.

The sugar comes from sap ex­tracted from flower-bear­ing stalks of sugar palm. It is boiled into a con­cen­trated syrup be­fore be­ing poured into moulds to set.

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