I mentioned this to an American friend recently, and she'd never heard of it!
Is it a common thing in the USA or not?
No ,not called Golden Syrup
But thinking Karo syrup is the same (havent bought any yet)-just a guess
There are so many varieties ,but Im not supposed to be in that aisle
I have fond memories of Golden Syrup growing up in Scotland. I don't believe I've seen it in Canada, but I'm sure it's available somewhere in the country. Is the tin still green?
It is indeed. Just as the black treacle tin is still red and is still used here for making Clootie Dumplings!
Sorry I didn't have a tin of golden treacle in the house to photo and for the poor quality of this image. Tins are not easy to photo in artificial light...
It is indeed still green. And still has a lion on the tin.
You can now get it in a squeeze bottle, which is considerably easier than trying to spoon it out of a can....
No. You have to get it at the International Market. To make your ANZAC cookies. Hypothetically speaking.
No, Karo syrup is not the same... it's [shudder] made of corn. In a pinch you can substitute 1 part molasses with 3 parts simple syrup, but it doesn't taste as good.
It's like very pale treacle, and not a million miles away from honey.
Ah - found the website. Aparently it's:
For those of you who are scientifically minded… the sucrose molecule splits in half to give glucose and fructose sugars. This inverted syrup is blended back with the original syrup to give a partially inverted syrup. The secret of Lyle's Golden Syrup is the final blend of sucrose, glucose and fructose, which allows the syrup to be so thick and velvety without crystallizing.
Made from sugar, yes.
We don't really have corn-sugar-syrup products in the UK, I think.
Was reading (somewhere) that Corn is the major produce grown worldwide now because its by products are used in so many products.
By the time they add it to any products though ,they rename it.
Karo is just one derivative.
I had never really thought about til then, bit scary really.
Karo,I see is in a lot of store bought candy and some beaut recipes as well.
We do unfortunately - but in the UK it's called glucose-fructose syrup rather than the more descriptive high-fructose corn syrup.
It's a matter of what is close, UK and NZ are near cane and beet for sugar. Whereas US is awash in corn
When I first came to the US everything sweet tasted of corn, which was very disconcerting. But then I got used to it. But I still need golden syrup to make biscuits (or as Americans would say, cookies).
I don't know how one prepares for Bonfire Night without it!
I've heard of Maple Syrup and Golden Shower...
but not of Golden Syrup
Here in Canada I can buy golden syrup in specialty stores and sometimes in regular supermarkets too. Golden syrup sponge pudding was one of my favorite childhood desserts in the UK. The steamed pudding was served with golden syrup dripping over it and was absolutely delicious!
Ah yes...Nice on Pancakes, Cornflakes and Waffles, although not all three at once!
I've never had the bottle - and it strikes me as vaguely sacriligious.....
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