Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Dec 26, 2012 10:40 AM

Recipes please for Lyle's Golden Syrup

I have a whole can of Lyle's Golden Syrup (my first time using it) leftover from holiday cookie baking and am looking for uses for it. I've found some recipes online but am curious what recipes you have made with it and particularly enjoy. Thanks!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
    1. Did you find the recipes on Lyle's site?

      It will keep, so there's no rush in using it.

      A British version of granola bars, flapjacks, will use it up quickly

      4 Replies
      1. re: paulj

        I have some leftover (from sticky toffee pudding) too. I'd love to try the flapjacks. My father in law from Jamaica (W.I.) likes those. But I have LOT'S of old fashioned oatmeal. Anybody know how I might make that work in the flap jack recipe?

        1. re: Shrinkrap

          I've used old-fashioned with good results. But then, I've never had the flapjacks with the quick-cooking ones, so I can't compare!

          1. re: pine time

            +1 for flapjacks. They are incredible

        2. re: paulj

          Yes and those sound intriguing. Was wondering if anyone made anything they wished to share. That British Flapjacks (bar cookie) recipe sounds great.

        3. I recommend subbing Lyle's for corn syrup in plain butter caramels for a richer, rounder flavor. The recipe in How to Cook Everything has been pretty foolproof for me.

          1 Reply
          1. I always use it in any recipe calling for corn syrup, it's especially good in pecan pie. Growing up it's what we put on pancakes and ice cream, warmed a bit to make it flow easier.

            1 Reply
            1. re: Athena

              I definitely could see it going on pancakes and waffles. Such a luscious burnt-sugar like taste.

                1. re: magiesmom

                  Parkin is a Yorkshire gingerbread that uses lots of oats (as much as flour), and both golden syrup and molasses

                  one of many recipes on the web. Lyle's also has a recipe for it.

                  Trish - what cookies did you make? I first bought GS for ANZAC biscuits.

                  1. re: paulj

                    I made Skibo Castle Ginger Crunch Cookies. The topping was softer than I expected. I thought it would be crunchier. The taste was good though.

                    Photos attached.

                    1. re: TrishUntrapped

                      Those are the cookies that hooked me on golden syrup! I put it on oatmeal with a little cream.