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Jun 7, 2010 04:39 PM

ISO: Cane Syrup

I'm trying to track down some cane syrup, like you'd find in Louisiana. Not golden syrup, but cane syrup. Any help would be great.

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  1. You haven't specified your syrup very well. Is it Karo? sucrose? fructose? Lyles?
    How is it to be used?
    With nothing to go on, I would make a syrup by boiling 2 parts water and 3 parts light brown sugar, stirring until there is a syrup. That will be a cane syrup because the light brown sugar is cane sugar.

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    1. re: jayt90

      yes that might work but you must be carefull, a lot of brown sugars out there are made by adding molasses to refined white sugar, which is cheaper to manufacture, and usually the white sugar used is from sugar beets not sugar cane but the molasses is from the sugar cane though to give it a better flavor.

      cane syrup is basically taking the sugar cane juice and reducing it down to a syrup, the best way to do that would be to find a carribean food vendor that sells fresh pressed cane juice and render it down yourself. there is a vendor at the busy bee flea market on hwy 27 that sells cane juice.

      1. re: youdonut

        Soon Lee has solid blocks of cane sugar, $3/lb

        Soon Lee
        629 Markham Rd, Toronto, ON M1J, CA

        1. re: youdonut

          how about using Demerara sugar instead of brown sugar and boiling water down using above procedure?

        2. re: jayt90

          It's just called Cane Syrup, it's its own product, not like a simple syrup or anything. I put not golden syrup, as in Lyle's. Cane syrup is similar to corn syrup (Karo), but not corn based. It's cane sugar based as the name would imply.

        3. Try these guys, they are located in mississauga and can sell through thier website.


          it seems that this may be available through some coffee shops maybe??


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          1. re: youdonut

            Thanks, but that's more of a simple syrup made from cane sugar, this is more of a southern Louisiana/Mississippi product.

            1. re: FoodJourno

              I brought back some Steen's cane syrup from New Orleans, I was just there for Jazz Festival:) Man this stuff is sweet, but necessary in a lot of Southern baking.

              I wonder if Whole Foods might have it? As an alternative, you could order it from:
              www.cajungrocer.com which has all kinds of awesome products from Louisiana.

              1. re: bogie

                Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for, I just wish there was a place around the city that carried it.

                1. re: FoodJourno

                  I hunted high and low, to no avail.
                  I have ended up ordering a case every couple of years directly from Steen's.