Cane Molasses


A natural sweetener extracted from sugar cane, with a rich and distinct flavour that stands out in any dish. In the Middle East cane molasses are traditionally served mixed with tahini paste and served for breakfast.

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Cane molasses is a thick, dark syrup that is produced during the process of extracting sugar from sugarcane. It is commonly used as a sweetener and flavour enhancer in cooking and baking. Cane molasses has a rich, robust flavour with a slightly bitter undertone and a deep, caramel-like aroma. Here are some recipe ideas that make great use of cane molasses:
  • 1. Molasses Cookies Classic molasses cookies are soft, chewy, and full of warm spices like ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. The molasses adds a rich, deep flavour that’s unmistakably comforting.
  • 2. BBQ Sauce Create a homemade BBQ sauce with a base of cane molasses. Combine it with tomato sauce, vinegar, mustard, garlic, onion, and a blend of spices for a rich, complex sauce that’s perfect for grilling.
  • 3. Gingerbread Molasses is a key ingredient in gingerbread, contributing to its moist texture and distinctive flavor. Pair it with ground ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg for a classic treat.
  • 4. Baked Beans Sweeten your baked beans with a splash of molasses. It adds a deep, caramelized sweetness that complements the savoury flavours of bacon, onion, and mustard.
  • 5. Marinades Use molasses in marinades for meat or tofu. Its sugar content helps to caramelize the surface when cooked, while its rich flavour pairs well with soy sauce, garlic, and spices.
  • 6. Pumpkin Pie Enhance your pumpkin pie filling with molasses. It pairs beautifully with pumpkin puree and spices like cinnamon and ginger, adding complexity to the sweet and spicy filling.
  • 7. Oatmeal Stir a spoonful of molasses into your morning oatmeal. Add some chopped nuts, dried fruit, and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a nutritious and flavourful start to your day.
  • 8. Rye Bread Add molasses to your rye bread dough. It not only contributes to the bread’s rich colour but also adds a subtle sweetness that complements the tangy flavor of rye.
  • 9. Pecan Pie Give your pecan pie a twist by incorporating molasses into the filling. Its robust flavour enhances the nuts’ richness and adds depth to the pie’s overall taste profile.
  • 10. Salad Dressing Create a sweet and tangy salad dressing with molasses, olive oil, vinegar, mustard, and a pinch of salt and pepper. It’s particularly good on robust greens like kale or spinach.
Cooking Tips: Balancing Flavours: Molasses is very sweet but also has a slightly bitter edge, so it pairs well with acidic or spicy ingredients that can balance its richness. Storage: Keep molasses in a cool, dark place. It can crystallize over time, but gently warming it will restore its fluidity.

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