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joaniesl Apr 3, 2009 12:57 PM

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

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    sig RE: joaniesl Apr 3, 2009 01:18 PM

    Domino Brand Light and Dark is marked kosher for passover.

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      joaniesl RE: sig Apr 3, 2009 01:31 PM

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

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        GilaB RE: joaniesl Apr 3, 2009 01:37 PM

        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.

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          shoelace RE: GilaB Apr 3, 2009 01:55 PM

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

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            joaniesl RE: shoelace Apr 3, 2009 02:16 PM

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

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              shoelace RE: joaniesl Apr 3, 2009 03:06 PM

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

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                joaniesl RE: shoelace Apr 3, 2009 04:12 PM

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

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                  GilaB RE: joaniesl Apr 4, 2009 06:11 PM

                  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.

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            helou RE: GilaB Apr 17, 2014 08:16 AM

            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.

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              GilaB RE: helou Apr 17, 2014 10:50 AM

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

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                cheesecake17 RE: GilaB Apr 17, 2014 10:59 AM

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

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                  helou RE: cheesecake17 Apr 17, 2014 08:23 PM

                  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.

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        p.j. RE: joaniesl Apr 7, 2009 09:08 AM

        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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          queenscook RE: p.j. Apr 7, 2009 09:24 AM

          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?

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            p.j. RE: queenscook Apr 7, 2009 10:30 AM

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

            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.

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              p.j. RE: p.j. Apr 7, 2009 10:40 AM

              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.

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            elansey RE: p.j. Apr 7, 2009 01:01 PM

            Just FYI, you can make your own brown sugar:
            http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al...

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              ferret RE: elansey Apr 7, 2009 01:03 PM

              Like finding KFP molasses is the EASY step.

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                p.j. RE: elansey Apr 7, 2009 01:22 PM

                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.

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                  ferret RE: p.j. Apr 7, 2009 01:34 PM

                  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.

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                    p.j. RE: ferret Apr 7, 2009 01:44 PM

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

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                    joaniesl RE: p.j. Apr 8, 2009 01:18 PM

                    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!

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                imsivaoff RE: joaniesl Apr 16, 2014 05:28 PM

                Where can I buy brown sugar kosher for Passover

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                  weinstein5 RE: imsivaoff Apr 16, 2014 05:35 PM

                  Where are you located?

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                    queenscook RE: weinstein5 Apr 16, 2014 05:49 PM

                    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.)

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                      Caitlin McGrath RE: queenscook Apr 16, 2014 06:19 PM

                      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.

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                        queenscook RE: Caitlin McGrath Apr 16, 2014 06:26 PM

                        Ah, who knew? Live and learn.

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