Good uses for sorghum syrup?
A friend gave us a jug of sorghum syrup from Tennessee. And I am wondering what good uses for it are.
I've found some recipes on the web but am wondering if anyone has actually used this stuff. I know that it was used as a sugar substitute, especially around the time of the civil war. And gather that it's been used more in some parts of the country.
Apparently it's also sometimes called sorghum molasses even though it isn't really the molasses that comes from sugar cane.
So how about it? Has anyone used this and what are your thoughts.
I'm originally from western Kentucky and I grew up with sorghum molasses; it's very rich and very sweet and once you taste it, you won't want anything else!! Of course it is wonderful on fresh biscuits, but my childhood memory is of a babysitter who used it to make the best popcorn balls ever.
The other night I made some really spicy Asian-style broccoli and used some honey to make a glaze after I took the veggies out of the pan. I think sorghum molasses would be a great counterpart to anything spicy because in spite of it's sweetness, it's also earthy. I'd try it in chili, too!!
Someone gave me several jars of treacle, which I believe is very similar to sorghum molasses, and I found that it adds a nice dimension to BBQ sauce, as well in marinades for brisket and sauces for pork cutlets.
It's great in baked beans too.
I'm going to try and incorporate it into my granola bars and brownies.