🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

Help! I was planning to make Guinness Whole Wheat Quick Bread this weekend, but I forgot to make a stop by the store that has all the past-supermarket-level baking ingredients today and it's closed tomorrow. I need barley malt syrup for this recipe, and have none. I've never used it before. Is there a substitute? (I'm trusting I can find wheat germ in the health foods section of the supermarket, as I don't have that, either....)

asked by Kayb over 6 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

5 answers 867 views
23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 6 years ago

Just use the same amount of honey.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 6 years ago

Brown rice syrup also works, or cane syrup--but they might be just as hard to get, depending on where you live, and won't give you that deep malty flavor. BTW, a lot of health food stores stock barley malt syrup.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

9920059c c14d 4755 965d d880979c2f61  monkeys
added over 6 years ago

Hi Kayb! I'd try half the amount of molasses and half honey. The barley malt syrup has a molasses like flavor to me, but not as strong. Or even just molasses if it is the lighter kind, like Grandma's sweet.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

C45c94a0 2e08 45bf a73c 4235d1b3c4bb  image
added over 6 years ago

I agree with everything above except honey and molasses are a little sweeter than barley malt so I would sub slightly less - maybe 90% to avoid making it too sweet?

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

B0f2c3df 9bf7 43fc 8544 eb75ba85a60e  kay at lake
added over 6 years ago

Thanks, friends! I have honey -- have molasses -- just reread the recipe (which would be thirschfield's, from his blog) -- and it says wheat bran, not wheat germ, and I have that -- so a stop to pick up Guinness, and I'm set to go!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Loading…

Reset
Password

  Enter your email below and we'll send you instructions on how to reset your password

Account Created

Welcome!

Logged In

Enjoy!

Email Sent

Please check your email for instructions
on how to reset your password

Successfully logged out

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.