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My mom sent me a recipe for bread that includes among it's ingredients "heavy syrup" which she described as thick and amber colored, not pancake syrup, and made in the South. When I lived at home, we didn't eat sugar, so I don't know what this is. Any guidance for an "ex-pat" Southerner?

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  1. Could it have been sorghum syrup?

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    1. re: Tripeler

      Ah, you may be on to something.....I'm looking into it.

    2. Maybe cane syrup or molasses?

      1. Lyle's Golden syrup? dark corn syrup?

        1. Either Cane or Sorghum....More than likely ....Cane

          Fun!

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          1. re: Uncle Bob

            I agree, most likely cane, probably something along the lines of Steen's

            1. re: roro1831

              Steen's would be the one...There's nothing to compare!

          2. So I know it's not molasses- it could be sorghum or cane. She was specific that it was very thick and amber colored. She's an artist, so I know she described specifically. Are there any brands I could look up online? I'm thinking it's not distinctively flavored because she doesn't offer any details on that. Thank, y'all.

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            1. re: WCchopper

              http://www.steensyrup.com/

              1. re: roro1831

                Thanks, I'm pretty sure that's it- she said "the made in the South one"- and they have a syrup called "Southern Made."

                1. re: WCchopper

                  Lyle's Golden syrup from the UK is similar (i.e. invert sugar blend), and may be easier to find in California. I've bought it from regular groceries and Cost Plus World Market. You can also make invert sugar syrup at home by cooking a simple sugar syrup with a bit of acid (e.g. cream of tarter).

                  Lyle's is sometimes described as having a buttery flavor - probably due to a slight caramelization of the syrup.

                  How much does the recipe use?

                  1. re: WCchopper

                    There are are several "Southern Made" syrups, but none compare to Steen's 100% Pure Cane Syrup.......