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heavy syrup- Southern style?

WCchopper Mar 15, 2010 12:40 AM

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?

  1. WCchopper Mar 15, 2010 10:31 AM

    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
      roro1831 Mar 15, 2010 10:34 AM


      1. re: roro1831
        WCchopper Mar 15, 2010 10:46 AM

        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
          paulj Mar 15, 2010 11:29 AM

          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
            Uncle Bob Mar 15, 2010 12:46 PM

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

      2. Uncle Bob Mar 15, 2010 06:58 AM

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


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        1. re: Uncle Bob
          roro1831 Mar 15, 2010 09:30 AM

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

          1. re: roro1831
            Uncle Bob Mar 15, 2010 12:39 PM

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

        2. danna Mar 15, 2010 06:49 AM

          Lyle's Golden syrup? dark corn syrup?

          1. alliedawn_98 Mar 15, 2010 06:26 AM

            Maybe cane syrup or molasses?

            1. Tripeler Mar 15, 2010 12:48 AM

              Could it have been sorghum syrup?

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              1. re: Tripeler
                WCchopper Mar 15, 2010 12:55 AM

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

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