I know, sugar is supposed to be bad… pfft… I personally LOVE sugar and as I pour it into my morning coffee I say “I choose sweetness in my life” – it’s a favorite mantra. I will have a hard time doing without if the supply chain dies. So I found this recipe for myself and gladly share it here with you.Love, Kitty
How to Make Sugar with These Simple Recipes
Sugar Can Help Keep a Sense of Normalcy
Our 3D matrix is coming to an end and society will never return to how we once knew it; we may be individually responsible for our food supply, especially for a short time, while we figure out new ways to live together as a community, buying and selling outside the slave system.
Back in the days of the pioneers, one sought-after and universally appreciated ingredient was sugar. At a time when survival was a physical struggle, a sweet treat went a long way to ease the hardships.
Making the most commonly enjoyed cane sugar is an involved and expensive process. However, both beet and maple sugar can be made more easily at home and with just a few tools.
1. Beet Sugar
Beet sugar is NOT made from red or white beets. A sugar beet actually resembles more of a potato-colored turnip.
While red and white beets make a great side dish at dinner, this type of beet is not something you’d want to eat out of the ground.
- Sugar beets (Less than 20% of its weight becomes sugar)
- A pot
- Reliable heat source
- Something to stir with
- A storage container
Pretty simple! You’ll want to start planting sugar beets in your garden in large quantities since the yield on them is low.
- Scrub your beets clean.
- Slice, dice, or shred the beets into very thin pieces.
- Put the beets in a pot and just barely cover them with water.
- Bring to a boil and then simmer until the beets are soft.
- Take the pot off the heat source and remove the beets.
- Squeeze the juice out of the beets into the pot using the cheesecloth. Squeeze several times to make sure you get as much as you can.
- Simmer until the beet juice becomes thick like honey, stirring frequently.
- Remove from heat and place in your storage container to cool.
- Once cool, the sugar will crystallize. Mash the crystals into usable sugar.
2. Maple Sugar
Maple sugar requires a couple of more unusual kitchen tools to make, as well as access to pure, organic maple syrup.
It is worth the effort if you have maple trees nearby, a candy thermometer, and a heavy-bottomed pot.
- Several gallons of pure, organic maple syrup
- Heavy-bottomed pot
- Candy thermometer
- Something to stir with
- Heat-resistant container
- Heat several gallons of maple syrup on medium-high heat until it reaches 290-300°F.
- Remove from heat and stir continuously for 5 minutes.
- Carefully pour into a heat-resistant container.
- Let cool completely.
- Break into chunks and mash into sugar.
Maple trees can be tapped several times each spring when the syrup is running, and you can expect about 13 gallons of syrup per tree. One quart of good, thick maple syrup will give you about 2 pounds of sugar.
Self-sufficiency is key to breaking the matrix. Although you may have to adjust to things being very different, having some creature comforts while learning to live outside the system will provide a sense of normalcy. The ability to make your own sugar is just one way to achieve that.