HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >

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. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Tripeler RE: WCchopper Mar 15, 2010 12:48 AM

    Could it have been sorghum syrup?

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

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

    2. alliedawn_98 RE: WCchopper Mar 15, 2010 06:26 AM

      Maybe cane syrup or molasses?

      1. danna RE: WCchopper Mar 15, 2010 06:49 AM

        Lyle's Golden syrup? dark corn syrup?

        1. Uncle Bob RE: WCchopper Mar 15, 2010 06:58 AM

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


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

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

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

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

          2. WCchopper RE: 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.

            4 Replies
            1. re: WCchopper
              roro1831 RE: WCchopper Mar 15, 2010 10:34 AM


              1. re: roro1831
                WCchopper RE: roro1831 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 RE: WCchopper 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 RE: WCchopper Mar 15, 2010 12:46 PM

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

              Show Hidden Posts