Anzac Biscuits

I would like to make these cookies for Book Club, http://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/2012/04/anzac-biscuits/, but not sure what to use as a substitute for treacle, aka golden syrup. Someone commented molasse. Any one familiar with this recipe?

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Cav
Cav May 28, 2015

Golden Syrup is a light treacle, so molasses will not substitute. I find golden syrup in the ethnic aisle of supermarkets, or hidden amongst the syrups. If you can't find it then equal measures honey and corn syrup can almost approximate it.

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Dona
Dona May 28, 2015

Do you have World Market? They carry Lyles Golden Syrup.

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Susan W
Susan W May 28, 2015

It only calls for 4 tsp, so honey and corn syrup would be fine or even straight honey. Golden syrup is worth looking around for though. It has such a nice flavor. I found it next to the maple syrup at my store. Agave would also work.

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Nancy
Nancy May 28, 2015

Lucia from Madison - have not made these cookies, but I have cooked with Lyle's Golden Syrup. It is great in Delia Smith Damp Gingerbread recipe, cited by Laurie Colwin (see Cookbook Club this month).
It is delicious, with a warm, sort of burnt sugary taste but no distinctive flavor profile like maple syrup or molasses, both of whose flavors are too strong & too different to substitute. Options include corn syrup or a pourable honey without a heavy flower taste profile. see this helpful article on substitutes. http://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/43920/what-is-the-us-equivalent-of-golden-syrup-uk
also, check your local grocery for international section or a specialty store that might carry the Lyle produce. Or amazon
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=lyle+golden+syrup&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=31587231797&hvpos=1t2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=651218710549785744&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_77z0ibt4ha_b

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Sam1148
Sam1148 May 29, 2015

Karo makes a 'golden' corn syrup.
http://www.karosyrup.com/about_us.html

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