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  1. #1
    LouAnn Guest

    Default No Brown sugar in the West Indies


    Please help I am stuck and for the first time in my life I don't know
    what to do??? The problem is that where I live the stores don't carry
    brown sugar such as C&H or what ever. I have done searches and some
    people say use molasses with white sugar, is this true, and can someone
    tell me how much molasses to use, im trying to make chocolate chip
    cookies. I had tried to make them before using 1 1/2 tbls of molasses
    to 1 c of sugar, turned out terrible. So now when I want to bake if the
    recipe calls for brown sugar I just leave it alone, I Love To Bake, so
    please help




    --
    LouAnn

  2. #2
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: No Brown sugar in the West Indies

    LouAnn said...

    >
    > Please help I am stuck and for the first time in my life I don't know
    > what to do??? The problem is that where I live the stores don't carry
    > brown sugar such as C&H or what ever. I have done searches and some
    > people say use molasses with white sugar, is this true, and can someone
    > tell me how much molasses to use, im trying to make chocolate chip
    > cookies. I had tried to make them before using 1 1/2 tbls of molasses
    > to 1 c of sugar, turned out terrible. So now when I want to bake if the
    > recipe calls for brown sugar I just leave it alone, I Love To Bake, so
    > please help



    I don't know how common it is in those parts but you might search for palm
    sugar.

    Andy

  3. #3
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: No Brown sugar in the West Indies

    LouAnn wrote:
    >
    > Please help I am stuck and for the first time in my life I don't know
    > what to do??? The problem is that where I live the stores don't carry
    > brown sugar such as C&H or what ever. I have done searches and some
    > people say use molasses with white sugar, is this true, and can someone
    > tell me how much molasses to use, im trying to make chocolate chip
    > cookies. I had tried to make them before using 1 1/2 tbls of molasses
    > to 1 c of sugar, turned out terrible. So now when I want to bake if the
    > recipe calls for brown sugar I just leave it alone, I Love To Bake, so
    > please help


    You can make regular potato salad. It doesn't have
    to be German.

  4. #4
    ffu Guest

    Default Re: No Brown sugar in the West Indies

    On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 01:43:59 +0100, LouAnn
    <LouAn[email protected]> wrote:

    -->
    -->Please help I am stuck and for the first time in my life I don't know
    -->what to do??? The problem is that where I live the stores don't carry
    -->brown sugar such as C&H or what ever. I have done searches and some
    -->people say use molasses with white sugar, is this true, and can someone
    -->tell me how much molasses to use, im trying to make chocolate chip
    -->cookies. I had tried to make them before using 1 1/2 tbls of molasses
    -->to 1 c of sugar, turned out terrible. So now when I want to bake if the
    -->recipe calls for brown sugar I just leave it alone, I Love To Bake, so
    -->please help

    Well I know you have diabetics in the West Indies so look for Splenda brown
    sugar, alot of diabetics use it as a substitute for the standard brown sugar.
    You may be able to find it in a health food store, or if you have a diabetic
    organization perhaps they may know where it could be purchased.

  5. #5
    missussex Guest

    Default Re: No Brown sugar in the West Indies

    On Aug 19, 5:43*pm, LouAnn <LouAnn.4d263d9.785...@foodbanter.com>
    wrote:
    > Please help I am stuck and for the first time in my life I don't know
    > what to do??? *The problem is that where I live the stores don't carry
    > brown sugar such as C&H or what ever. I have done *searches and some
    > people say use molasses with white sugar, is this true, and can someone
    > tell me how much molasses to use, im trying to make chocolate chip
    > cookies. I had tried to make them before using 1 1/2 tbls of molasses
    > to 1 c of sugar, turned out terrible. So now when I want to bake if the
    > recipe calls for brown sugar I just leave it alone, I Love To Bake, so
    > please help
    >
    > --
    > LouAnn


    Molasses has a strong flavor, and you may have used too much the first
    time you tried it. Try drizzling just a little molasses, 2 tsp. or so,
    into your white sugar and blend well. Keep drizzling and blending
    until the sugar has turned a light golden brown color. A sugar-
    molasses mixture should work fine for your cookie recipe. I've been
    doing it this way for years. Good luck!

  6. #6
    Bob F (on the laptop) Guest

    Default Re: No Brown sugar in the West Indies

    On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 01:43:59 +0100, LouAnn
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >Please help I am stuck and for the first time in my life I don't know
    >what to do??? The problem is that where I live the stores don't carry
    >brown sugar such as C&H or what ever. I have done searches and some
    >people say use molasses with white sugar, is this true, and can someone
    >tell me how much molasses to use, im trying to make chocolate chip
    >cookies. I had tried to make them before using 1 1/2 tbls of molasses
    >to 1 c of sugar, turned out terrible. So now when I want to bake if the
    >recipe calls for brown sugar I just leave it alone, I Love To Bake, so
    >please help


    I don't know the answer, but I do know that when sugar is refined to
    make white sugar the molasses (and all the nutrients) are removed in
    the process.

    http://www.sucrose.com/lref.html

    Because of the research I had to do when I wanted to import raw sugar
    to the USA from Costa Rica, I also know that the US had - and may
    still have - some rather draconian restrictions on the importation of
    raw sugar.

    Then again, the regulations may have changed since 1973.



  7. #7
    Gloria P Guest

    Default Re: No Brown sugar in the West Indies

    Bob F (on the laptop) wrote:
    > On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 01:43:59 +0100, LouAnn
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Please help I am stuck and for the first time in my life I don't know
    >> what to do??? The problem is that where I live the stores don't carry
    >> brown sugar such as C&H or what ever. I have done searches and some
    >> people say use molasses with white sugar, is this true, and can someone
    >> tell me how much molasses to use, im trying to make chocolate chip
    >> cookies. I had tried to make them before using 1 1/2 tbls of molasses
    >> to 1 c of sugar, turned out terrible. So now when I want to bake if the
    >> recipe calls for brown sugar I just leave it alone, I Love To Bake, so
    >> please help

    >


    >
    > Because of the research I had to do when I wanted to import raw sugar
    > to the USA from Costa Rica, I also know that the US had - and may
    > still have - some rather draconian restrictions on the importation of
    > raw sugar.
    >



    She's in the West Indies and I thought raw sugar would be available there.

    gloria p

  8. #8
    Bob F (on the laptop) Guest

    Default Re: No Brown sugar in the West Indies

    On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 21:31:00 -0600, Gloria P <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Bob F (on the laptop) wrote:
    >> On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 01:43:59 +0100, LouAnn
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Please help I am stuck and for the first time in my life I don't know
    >>> what to do??? The problem is that where I live the stores don't carry
    >>> brown sugar such as C&H or what ever. I have done searches and some
    >>> people say use molasses with white sugar, is this true, and can someone
    >>> tell me how much molasses to use, im trying to make chocolate chip
    >>> cookies. I had tried to make them before using 1 1/2 tbls of molasses
    >>> to 1 c of sugar, turned out terrible. So now when I want to bake if the
    >>> recipe calls for brown sugar I just leave it alone, I Love To Bake, so
    >>> please help

    >>

    >
    >>
    >> Because of the research I had to do when I wanted to import raw sugar
    >> to the USA from Costa Rica, I also know that the US had - and may
    >> still have - some rather draconian restrictions on the importation of
    >> raw sugar.
    >>

    >
    >
    >She's in the West Indies and I thought raw sugar would be available there.


    Gracious ... if she can't get raw sugar in the West Indies it's time
    for he to move to Costa Rica.


  9. #9
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: No Brown sugar in the West Indies

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Bob F (on the laptop)" <[email protected]> wrote:


    > I don't know the answer, but I do know that when sugar is refined to
    > make white sugar the molasses (and all the nutrients) are removed in
    > the process.


    Well, I believe that sugar is in fact a nutrient. Most people in the US
    don't need that particular nutrient, but some do.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  10. #10
    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: No Brown sugar in the West Indies



    LouAnn wrote:
    >
    > Please help I am stuck and for the first time in my life I don't know
    > what to do??? The problem is that where I live the stores don't carry
    > brown sugar such as C&H or what ever. I have done searches and some
    > people say use molasses with white sugar, is this true, and can someone
    > tell me how much molasses to use, im trying to make chocolate chip
    > cookies. I had tried to make them before using 1 1/2 tbls of molasses
    > to 1 c of sugar, turned out terrible. So now when I want to bake if the
    > recipe calls for brown sugar I just leave it alone, I Love To Bake, so
    > please help
    >
    > --
    > LouAnn


    Look for Demerara sugar (not that dark) or Muscovado/molasses (very
    dark) sugar. No reason to expect an American brand overseas.

  11. #11
    LouAnn Guest

    Default Re: No Brown sugar in the West Indies


    missussex;1364390 Wrote:
    > On Aug 19, 5:43*pm, LouAnn LouAnn.4d263d9.785...@foodbanter.com
    > wrote:-
    > Please help I am stuck and for the first time in my life I don't know
    > what to do??? *The problem is that where I live the stores don't
    > carry
    > brown sugar such as C&H or what ever. I have done *searches and some
    > people say use molasses with white sugar, is this true, and can
    > someone
    > tell me how much molasses to use, im trying to make chocolate chip
    > cookies. I had tried to make them before using 1 1/2 tbls of molasses
    > to 1 c of sugar, turned out terrible. So now when I want to bake if
    > the
    > recipe calls for brown sugar I just leave it alone, I Love To Bake,
    > so
    > please help
    > Thanks I will try that in the morning, and will let you know how
    > everything turns out. Hopefully I am doing this right I haven't tried
    > leaving message on a boad like this, so I will hope. Again thanks for
    > all of your help
    >
    > --
    > LouAnn-
    >
    > Molasses has a strong flavor, and you may have used too much the first
    > time you tried it. Try drizzling just a little molasses, 2 tsp. or so,
    > into your white sugar and blend well. Keep drizzling and blending
    > until the sugar has turned a light golden brown color. A sugar-
    > molasses mixture should work fine for your cookie recipe. I've been
    > doing it this way for years. Good luck!Thanks I will try that in the morning, and will let you know how

    everything turns out. Hopefully I am doing this right I haven't tried
    leaving message on a boad like this, so I will hope. Again thanks for
    all of your help




    --
    LouAnn

  12. #12
    LouAnn Guest

    Default Re: No Brown sugar in the West Indies


    missussex;1364390 Wrote:
    > On Aug 19, 5:43*pm, LouAnn LouAnn.4d263d9.785...@foodbanter.com
    > wrote:-
    > Please help I am stuck and for the first time in my life I don't know
    > what to do??? *The problem is that where I live the stores don't
    > carry
    > brown sugar such as C&H or what ever. I have done *searches and some
    > people say use molasses with white sugar, is this true, and can
    > someone
    > tell me how much molasses to use, im trying to make chocolate chip
    > cookies. I had tried to make them before using 1 1/2 tbls of molasses
    > to 1 c of sugar, turned out terrible. So now when I want to bake if
    > the
    > recipe calls for brown sugar I just leave it alone, I Love To Bake,
    > so
    > please help
    >
    > --
    > LouAnn-
    >
    > Molasses has a strong flavor, and you may have used too much the first
    > time you tried it. Try drizzling just a little molasses, 2 tsp. or so,
    > into your white sugar and blend well. Keep drizzling and blending
    > until the sugar has turned a light golden brown color. A sugar-
    > molasses mixture should work fine for your cookie recipe. I've been
    > doing it this way for years. Good luck!Sorry it took so long for me to get back, I did however try your

    suggestion and right you were. Thanks alot.




    --
    LouAnn

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