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Apr 3, 2009 12:57 PM

Brown Sugar

A quick question. Is brown sugar kosher for Passover? Any special brand?

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  1. Domino Brand Light and Dark is marked kosher for passover.

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    1. re: sig

      Thanks for the fast reply. Now I can make that Matzah Toffe Crunch that I have been hearing about!

      1. re: joaniesl

        I've not yet made it, but several of the comments on epicurious recommended using the Brownulated Domino's sugar, which is also kosher for Passover.

        1. re: GilaB

          i use the brownulated in coffee during pesach, its good stuff

          1. re: shoelace

            Never heard of "Brownulated". Does it say on the package that it is kosher for Passover?

            1. re: joaniesl

              yep, i get it every year on my ""shoot what did i forget" trip to gourmet, two days before pesach

              1. re: shoelace

                Thanks! I'll look for it during my several "shoot what did I forget " supermarket runs!!!

                1. re: joaniesl

                  Brownulated is brown sugar that pours, like granulated sugar. It's very easy to measure and doesn't turn into a sweet rock-like object after you open it and it sits around for a bit.

          2. re: GilaB

            I use the brownulated sugar all year round. It's wonderful and easy.

            I don't use brown sugar that often, and what's left over always turns rock hard once the package is opened. I'm just never in the mood to start fooling around to soften it.

            1. re: helou

              Have you seen it lately? I've been looking, and I haven't found it in the last few months.

              1. re: GilaB

                I looked for it a few months ago and haven't seen it

                1. re: cheesecake17

                  I find that not all the supermarkets carry it. When I see it I buy a bunch. Next time I find some, I'll report back.

              2. re: helou

                FYI - I had a brick of brown sugar, and (obviously not during pesach) put a piece of bread in the container, and sealed it really tightly - overnight or a bit longer - and when I opened it is was incredibly soft. Now I just store it with a piece of bread, which ironically gets rock hard. Of course, I start with a fresh box at Psssover and don't add the bread until after!

                1. re: dnasj

                  I use one of these:

                  soak it in water for 20 minutes, dry off the outside, and plop into your brown sugar container. No bread contamination.

                  A damp ((NOT wet) paper towel works in a pinch, too.

        2. We can't find K for P brown sugar in St. Louis.
          Are the Domino's bags actually marked K for P????

          I know I have had brown sugar every year for the past 4or 5 years: since the Matzo Crunch (a/k/a Crack) recipe came into our lives. We were thinking that in the past, brown sugar did not require a K for P hecksher, but that this year, the St. Louis Vaad is saying that we must have the K for P - - - -but the product is not to be found.
          Alas, no Matzo Crunch this year.
          Any ideas out there about how I can make it w/o the sugar?
          Thanks, p.j.

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          1. re: p.j.

            I've never seen a Domino's brown sugar box or bag that didn't have the OK-P designation on it, but if yours there don't have it, I don't know why you couldn't at least try the recipe with white sugar.

            Speaking of that recipe, I don't understand why, but I've never been able to make it successfully. I tried 2 or 3 times a few years ago, and I could never get the butter (maybe I used margarine then?) and the brown to coalesce, so when I poured it over the matzah, all that happened was that the matzah became saturated with the oil from the butter/margarine, and the sugar fell off. Can anyone advise me on what I might be doing wrong?

            1. re: queenscook

              Ummm.... not to cause a problem, but I believe the OK-P means it is Pareve.

              I had a similar problem. I think it was with margarine. I think the butter works better.
              I think I just used a spatula to move the sugar around, and added the chocolate chips, and it worked out.

              1. re: p.j.

                OK, (no pun intended) I am officially suffering from dementia. I just checked the OK site, and of course the P does mean Pesach.
                Sorry, I was too hasty and didn't do any research.
                Further discussion w/ DH revealed he looked at the Pesach section in the market, but did not go to the baking section. Our unopened bag of brown sugar is a store-brand w/o a K for P hecksher. I believe he found the Domino's white sugar in the Pesach section, and hunted no farther.
                Again, my apologies. p.j.

              1. re: elansey

                Like finding KFP molasses is the EASY step.

                1. re: elansey

                  Hey, thanks. Yeah Alton! But yeah, my molasses isn't k for p and is down the basement already.
                  Issue now is no more grocery store runs, per d/h.
                  Good Friend will bring an extra brown sugar tomorrow night.
                  Alas, No crack for the seder.
                  Thanks and a zeisin and kosher Pesach to all, p.j.

                  1. re: p.j.

                    I just bought about 8 cans of olives, then discovered half a dozen cans from last year on the top shelf of a cabint and my wife just called because she was out shopping for last-minute items -- including several cans of olives.

                    I guess I'm making a gallon of tapenade.

                    1. re: ferret

                      Sounds like a plan...when life gives you olives..... . .

                    2. re: p.j.

                      I found the brown sugar with the appropriate kosher for Passover label and made my Matzah Toffee Crunch last night. Too bad I am sure I have gained 5lbs!

                2. Where can I buy brown sugar kosher for Passover

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                    1. re: weinstein5

                      Where s/he is located doesn't matter much. As I said above (5 years ago), Domino brown sugar is always KFP, and should be available everywhere (in the States, at least.)

                      1. re: queenscook

                        Sugar brands are regional. Domino is only available in the Eastern part of the US; it's not sold in the Western states, where the dominant brand name is C&H. C&H is also OK-P, so no worries there.