How to use date sugar: When substituting date sugar for other kinds of sugar in a recipe sub 1:1 and either add liquid or decrease dry ingredients by 25%. The liquid you add could be water, milk, butter, or an egg depending on the recipe. It takes time and courage to adapt a recipe, so be gracious with yourself. It’s ok if it doesn’t turn out perfectly the first time. Try some of our fool proof recipes below to get started.