One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1British Partially refined light brown cane sugar coming originally from Guyana.Compare with turbinado sugar
- ‘In a separate bowl, mix the butter and demerara sugar together until it resembles breadcrumbs.’
- ‘For the record, our sugars are regular white granulated, fructose, light brown, superfine, palm, powdered, turbinado, muscovado, and demerara.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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.
A river in northern Guyana. Rising in the Guiana Highlands, it flows north for about 200 miles (320 km) to the Atlantic Ocean.
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