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Anzac Biscuits

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

asked by Lucia from Madison about 2 years ago
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added about 2 years ago

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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added about 2 years ago

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

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added about 2 years ago

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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added about 2 years ago

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...
also, check your local grocery for international section or a specialty store that might carry the Lyle produce. Or amazon

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added about 2 years ago

Karo makes a 'golden' corn syrup.

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