One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1British Light brown cane sugar coming originally and chiefly from Guyana.
- ‘For the record, our sugars are regular white granulated, fructose, light brown, superfine, palm, powdered, turbinado, muscovado, and demerara.’
- ‘He suggested toasted oats and hazelnuts, sultanas, raspberries, apple or orange juice, grated apple and a tablespoon of honey or demerara sugar, with natural yoghurt to bind it all.’
- ‘In a separate bowl, mix the butter and demerara sugar together until it resembles breadcrumbs.’
- ‘Cream together the unsalted butter and demerara sugar until light and fluffy.’
- ‘Sprinkle the demerara sugar and rosemary over the top then crumble the remaining mixture over to more or less cover.’
2A dark rum fermented from molasses, made in Guyana.
- ‘Anyway, today I picked up some Passion fruit juice so I could make the Demerara cocktail.’
- ‘Strain into a highball filled with ice and gently float the Demerara rum over the top - this will give it a strong nose and taste at the first sip.’
Mid 19th century: named after the region of Demerara.
1A river of northern Guyana. Rising in the Guiana Highlands, it flows about 320 km (200 miles) northwards to the Atlantic.
2A former Dutch colony in South America, now part of Guyana.
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