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Sep 6, 2011 06:22 PM

Need ideas for using Golden Syrup!

I just ordered a one pound jar of Lyle's golden syrup on Amazon before realizing I don't have that many ideas on what to do with it! For those of you that are unfamiliar with this syrup, it is a pale treacle, meaning that it's a few steps before molasses in the sugar-refining process. Does anyone have any ideas about what to do with the stuff?

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    1. re: HillJ

      Those brandy snaps look delicious! Do you know if caster sugar is the same as like a superfine sugar?

      1. re: BananasFoster

        Yes, same thing. The brandy snaps go really well with a hot beverage or ice cream.

    2. ingredient in Australia's best loved biscuit (or cookie).. ANZAC biscuits.

      ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zeland Army Corps. and these biscuits were baked for the troops during WW11. They're an aussie staple and delicious!

      recipe here:

      1 cup (150g) plain flour
      1 cup (90g) rolled oats
      1 cup (85g)desiccated coconut
      3/4 cup (155g) brown sugar
      125g butter
      2 tbs golden syrup
      1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

      reheat the oven to 160°C. Line baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Stir in the oats, coconut and brown sugar.

      Put the butter, golden syrup and 2 tbs water in a small saucepan. Stir over a medium heat until melted. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda.

      Pour the butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined.

      Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on the trays, about 5cm apart.

      Press with a fork to flatten slightly. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

      Set aside on the trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

      Makes about 24.

      (recipe off the back of a tin of goldensyrup, btw


      <edit:aal measurements in metric, soz>

      1. Golden Syrup recipes at Australian Food site

        BBC Food - British Cuisine

        1. One of Laurie Colwin's gingerbreads uses Golden syrup.

          1. treacle pudding, there must be plenty of recipes on the internet. A British favourite.