A question about a recipe: Homemade Bacon

I have a question about the recipe "Homemade Bacon" from Karen Solomon. Must I use blackstrap molasses in this? Can I use regular molasses instead? I have "Barbados" brand on hand. Thanks so much. ;o)

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Recipe question for: Homemade Bacon

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Maedl
Maedl June 8, 2012

I think you could use regular molasses, but that is much sweeter than blackstrap, so the sweetness might provide a more sugary bacon.

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chefsusie
chefsusie June 14, 2012

I found this article rather interesting.

http://www.helium.com/items/315569-blackstrap-molasses-vs-regular-molasses-understanding-the-difference

How is the bacon coming along? I make my own bacon...love it!!

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AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames June 14, 2012

Thanks, chefsusie. The bacon, now on Day 5 of the cure, seems to be firming up well. I expect to be finishing it on Sunday. ;o)

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