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Nov 12, 2009 06:52 AM

Does anyone know Lyle's Golden syrup?

I love it and was raised with it. Mostly, I love it on PB sandwiches.
What's its' use?
Do you use it where you'd use honey?
Do you use it in place of corn syrup?
Is it for use with pancakes or waffles or Freedom toast?
I have 3 tins of it and it will go grainy.
Can I have suggestions please.
Thank you.
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  1. Per the suggestion of a poster, I just got some to use in place of corn syrup in my pecan pie. I haven't tried it yet, but I see no reason why it shouldn't work. Last year I posted a recipe for Sticky Toffee Pudding that uses Lyle's to make the toffee sauce. It is fabulous. I don't see why you couldn't use it in place of honey, but I think the taste would be much different. But I also don't think that it will go grainy if the tins or jars are unopened. I have mine year to year and have never noticed this happening.

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    1. re: roxlet

      can you please lead me to your post for sticky pudding?
      I would love to try that.
      Think husband might love it.
      I know I would

      1. re: iL Divo

        Here is the recipe:

        Sticky Toffee Pudding
        I know that there are a million variations of this recipe, but I love the one that I got from an Irish country house that we visited 5 years ago. What makes this recipe unique is the use of tea in the batter. I have kept all the Britishisms in the original recipe, and if any one can enlighten me as to where the term "bread soda" comes from, I'd be really interested! I assume from making Irish soda bread??


        For the cake

        8 ounces (225g/generous 1 cup) chopped dates
        ½ pint (300ml/1¼ cups) brewed tea
        4 ozs. (110g/1 stick) unsalted butter
        6 ozs. (170g/scant 1 cup) castor (superfine) sugar
        3 eggs
        8 ozs. (225g/scant 1½ cups) self-rising flour
        1 rounded teaspoon bread soda (baking soda)
        1 teaspoon vanilla essence
        1 teaspoon Espresso coffee or 2-3 teaspoons instant espresso

        Hot toffee sauce

        4 ozs. (100g/1 stick) butter
        6 ozs. (170g/3/4 cup) dark brown sugar
        4 ozs. (110g/generous ½ cup) granulated sugar
        10 ozs (285g/3/4 cup) golden syrup
        8 fl. ozs. (225 ml/1 cup) heavy cream
        ½ teaspoon vanilla essence

        8-inch (20.5cm) spring form tin with removable base

        Set the oven to 350 degrees.

        Soak the dates in hot tea for 15 minutes. Brush the cake tin with oil, flour, then put oiled parchment on the base.

        Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then mix in the sifted flour. Add the baking soda, vanilla essence and coffee to the date tea and stir this into the flour mixture. Pour into prepared pan, and cook for 1-1½ hours or until a cake tester comes out clean.

        To make the sauce, put the butter, sugars and golden syrup into a heavy bottomed saucepan and melt gently on a low heat. Simmer for about 5 minutes, remove from heat, and gradually stir in the cream and vanilla. Put back on the heat for 2-3 minutes until the sauce is absolutely smooth.

        To serve, pour some hot sauce around the cake and pour some additional sauce over the top. Put the remainder in a sauceboat, and serve with the pudding as well as softly whipped cream.

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        1. re: roxlet

          I LOVE DATES!

          1. re: iL Divo

            I was really surprised about the dates when I got the recipe since I didn't remember dates when I ate the Sticky Toffee pudding. They really just melt into the cake. It is unbelievably delicious!

            1. re: roxlet

              well I eat up straight up out of the container and few make it into the date nut loaf I love so much. I always have to buy two boxes of Doles pitted dates

      2. re: roxlet

        I've used it for pecan pie, with a little bit of dark treacle (also Lyle's) for color. Psychologically, it's not the same as Karo, but it turned out fine. Maybe next time I'll add some maple syrup for that North American touch.

        1. re: DeppityDawg

          I do have black treacle also.
          I bought it in London cause when I saw it,
          I knew it had to be in my kitchen.
          I was hoping to use the Lyle's in this...........replacing the brown sugar.
          not sure if it'd work or not, the other recipe I saw called for polenta.
          Since my thoughts are that brown sugar breaks down anyway, I'm
          thinking it would or could work. Any thoughts?

          here's the one for the treacle that I just found, looks inviting

      3. There are at least 3 sources for it in NYC. Fairway has it, as does Meyers of Keswick and Tea and Sympathy. The last 2 will probably ship it.

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        1. re: Stuffed Monkey

          It's available at lots of regular supermarkets, as well, including Food Emporiums and places like Garden of Eden in NYC.

        2. This is lovely --

          I also drizzle it on plain yoghurt. Actually, it's rather more than a drizzle -- it's a big spoonful mixed in. :-)

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          1. re: Channa

            funny that yesterday I met some new friends on the plane, they're from England so Lyle's came up in conversation. the wife gave me a molasses cake recipe that I'm looking at now.
            I asked her if she ever used treacle, yes, was her answer. I asked her if she was ever prone to take a big old spoonful of it direct into her mouth, she said, uh, no. I told her to try, as odd as it sounds it is incredible.

          2. Don't overlook this reply (from a duplicate thread, which we have now locked to avoid confusion).

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            1. re: The Chowhound Team

              sorry I confused you folks. not my intention. thanks for making it easier on me tho

              1. re: iL Divo

                Somebody has a major sweet tooth!

            2. one more try, if nothing there, again, my picture didn't work
              YEAH! it worked