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Oct 29, 2011 07:49 AM


Have a jar of Grandma's molasses in the cupboard. Is it even "real" molasses ? Looking to use it up.
I don't even remember buying it (it is still fresh).
What do you like to make with molasses ?
I am thinking sweet over savory..but wouldn't be adverse to baked beans.
My mom was from Maine and she cooked with it all the time or used molasses type products
We only ate B and M beans..even had "brown bread "? is that correct ?
Thanks in advance.

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  1. LOVE Grandma's molasses! I like it for molasses cookies, big ones, crispy. Great with coffee. You can also use it with white sugar to replace brown sugar in recipes, the dark molasses can give it a deep flavor.

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      1. 1. Molasses whipped into a glass of milk, warm or cold. 2. Mix 2 parts molasses to 1 part yellow mustard and use to glaze a pork loin as you roast it. 3. Warm molasses drizzled over ice cream. 4. Throw some sliced apples and butter into a cast iron skillet and fry til apples are tender, then add a spoonful of molasses and stir to melt. For something really exotic sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. 5. Molasses is also yummy over pancakes. 6. Or make a "stack cake" and layer plate sized pancakes with molasses and a smear of apple sauce between each layer. My grandmother made this one in the fall. Messy, but yummy!

        1. I use Grandma's molasses to make gingerbread. It does make very good gingerbread. It would certainly work for gingersnaps. If you make pecan pie, you could add a tablespoon to the light corn syrup generally called for in pecan pie recipes. The idea of using it a glaze for meat is very good. I'd add a touch of butter to the mustard and molasses.

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          1. Molasses comes in various strengths and degrees of sweetness. You have one of the milder and sweeter types. Unless the recipe calls for blackstrap, this is probably what the author has in mind.

            I use it in gingerbread and pumpkin bread. It makes a great dip for pineapple chunks.