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Has Anyone Used Muscovado Sugar?

  1. eatlikenoone profile image68
    eatlikenooneposted 6 years ago

    I wanted to know if anyone has used muscovado sugar before? I am experimenting using different sugars in my recipes, and just wanted to hear if anyone else has used it.

    1. vespawoolf profile image99
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I've used it to sweeten coffee or tea. It has a strong molasses flavor, which I don't mind. I wouldn't be a good substitute for sugar in baked goods.

    2. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I've used it for Christmas pudding. It helps the fruit retain moisture, it is very moist.

  2. 2uesday profile image82
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    Yes I have used it a couple of times,it does seem to add a stronger flavor to the cake than most other sugars. It also darkens the finished color of the cake if I remember correctly.

  3. daisynicolas profile image80
    daisynicolasposted 6 years ago

    Muscovado sugar is mostly used as garnish because of its characteristically bigger granules. When you want your pastries, cookies, cakes  finish with some extra crunch, extra color, and a bit of sweetness, use it as topping.  Best for plain cookies, scones and muffins.  This sugar does not melt easily, thus, don't use in place of regular sugar.

    1. eatlikenoone profile image68
      eatlikenooneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think you are referring to demera or turbinado sugar. Those sugars have large crystals. I worked at a bakery and that is the kind of sugar we used to top our ginger cookies and it had a crunch to it after coming out of the oven.

  4. EmpressFelicity profile image75
    EmpressFelicityposted 5 years ago

    I use it in bread pudding, along with treacle.

  5. Shaddie profile image93
    Shaddieposted 5 years ago

    Yes, and it is VERY strong! I love it! A few drops of the stuff is like a few globs of honey, it goes a long way.

    1. eatlikenoone profile image68
      eatlikenooneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love it too. Sometimes we sprinkle some on a bowl of Cherrios, gives them a great flavor.