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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.
1British Light brown cane sugar coming originally and chiefly from Guyana.
- ‘Cream together the unsalted butter and demerara sugar until light and fluffy.’
- ‘In a separate bowl, mix the butter and demerara sugar together until it resembles breadcrumbs.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘For the record, our sugars are regular white granulated, fructose, light brown, superfine, palm, powdered, turbinado, muscovado, and demerara.’
- ‘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.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Anyway, today I picked up some Passion fruit juice so I could make the Demerara cocktail.’
Mid 19th century: named after the region of Demerara.
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