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Substitute for Lyle's Golden Syrup

redhead_kara's picture

Can anyone recommend a good substitute for Lyle's Golden Syrup, which is not available within 50 miles of my house now that Long's Drugs and its British Foods section have been lost to the CVS takeover?


Someone recommended honey, but the cookies I made using that as a substitute were a mess. The taste was fairly close, but the cookies spread far more than in the original, to the point of being completely flat.

This may be less of a concern as I need it now for a pie and a frosting recipe, but of there is a better substitute I would love to know about it.


Thanks!

Gretchen's picture

(post #65266, reply #1 of 2)

golden syrup = cane juice = jus de canne = cane syrup = sugar cane juice = light treacle   Notes:    This amber-colored liquid sweetener is popular among British, Caribbean, and Creole cooks.  It's made by evaporating sugar cane juice until it's thick and syrupy.  Lyle's Golden Syrup and Steen's Pure Cane Syrup are popular brands.   Substitutes:  Combine two parts light corn syrup plus one part molasses OR equal parts honey and corn syrup OR maple syrup (This is thinner, and not as sweet.) OR dark corn syrup (This is thnner and not as sweet as golden syrup.  If you like, try reducing the corn syrup in a saucepan to thicken it.) OR light corn syrup (This is thnner and not as sweet or flavorful as golden syrup.  If you like, try reducing the corn syrup in a saucepan to thicken it.)

Gretchen

Gretchen
redhead_kara's picture

(post #65266, reply #2 of 2)

That is super helpful, Gretchen. Thanks so much from me and my pies!