A small question??

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  1. Hassaan

    Hassaan New Member

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    Hi, I need a little help over here. I got a recipe of an energy bar from the net... Does anybody know what is "molasses"; golden and dark.
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    Molasses is like a very thick, dark, sweet syrup that is a by-product of sugar production. See "http://eat.epicurious.com/dictionary/food/index.ssf?TERM=molasses&submit.x=0&submit.y=0" for the exact definition.

    It's common in the U.S., but I have never found it here in France. I brought a couple of bottles back a while ago to make pecan pies.

    Maybe honey could be substituted?

    Sara
     
  3. Hassaan

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    Ok..., Can anything near to it be made at home?
     
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    Don't think so unless maybe you make a sugar syrup... For what it's worth, I'd go for something less sugar based than a recipe calling for molasses. Honey, almonds, yogurt, all that good stuff. But if you mustn I think the molasses is just to provide the stickiness in the dough. Try honey or a syrup w/1 part sugar to 1 part water, boiled for 5-8 minutes, until quite thick...

    Good luck!
     
  5. Hassaan

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    Oh...Yes, good idea. Thankyou Sara.
     
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    let me know if it's any good!
     
  7. Hassaan

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    Okkkkk. I would go for honey from the two things you told....cuz its more nutritious and potent. And I'll let you know if your idea succeeds...;)
     
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    Yes, it has lots of minerals, too. Try it, though I am always skeptical...

    S
     
  9. treebound

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    There's old style molasses and refined stuff.
    Best to go with honey as a replacement as suggested.
    Here's a little reading on the history of molasses if anyone's interested that I found with a quick web search:
    http://www.grandmasmolasses.com/history.html
     
  10. Hassaan

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    Hi Sara.
    I made that stuff. There was some error somewhere, because the thing was not hardened, it wasnt possible to cut it into BARS. So alternately, i made small balls with that. I used honey, i was thinking maybe the other alternative you told would have stiffened it better.
    Have you ever tried any such thing? I got this recipe from http://draco.acs.uci.edu/rbfaq/FAQ/9.28.html.
    If you know any other such type of thing, tell me pl.
     
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    In australia i have always used Golden Syrup as a replacement for Molasses. Im not sure if you have that in pakistan or not??
     
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    i love pakistan
     
  13. Hassaan

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    Im not sure too! What is that made from?
     
  14. Hassaan

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    Oh...really? It makes me feel very proud.
    Thanks :p
     
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