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Common sugar is sucrose extracted from sugar beet or sugar cane, the latter generally considered superior by good cooks.
Sugar syrup, a combination of sugar and water, can be used to make many things including sorbets, fruit salads, caramel and praline. Treacle tart, macaroons, toffee apples, fudge, sugar candy and meringues are all treats that rely on quality sugar.

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