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About soft sugar

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satimis

About soft sugar

Hi all,

What is soft sugar?  Thanks

satimis

 

 

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thomaschacon (not verified)

What is the context? Do you have a recipe or a link to a recipe? That might help us narrow it down.

I checked my usual source (The Cook's Thesaurus) and couldn't find a reference.

It could be dark brown sugar or powdered/confectioners sugar, which are "soft".

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satimis

Hi,

Recipe:-

http://www.kenwoodworld.com/uk/My-Kenwood-Kitchen/BM450-Recipes/Banana-and-Cinnamon-Tea-Bread/

Ingredients     Large
Butter         115g
Golden Syrup     200g
Light Brown Soft Sugar     50g
Plain Flour         280g
Baking Powder         2 tsp
Bicarbonate of Soda     1 tsp
Ground Cinnamon     1/2 tsp
Peeled Ripe Bananas     200g
Eggs             2
Creme Fraiche         85g
Milk             60ml

Thanks

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thomaschacon (not verified)

Thanks for the recipe.

Soft sugar would be light brown sugar. It's also know as golden brown sugar.

Here's a link to some images.

If you cannot find it for purchase, you can make some yourself as

1 cup granulated cane sugar

1 Tablespoon unsulfured molasses

In a medium sized bowl, mix together the sugar and molasses.  It’s that easy.  There’s a part in this process where the molasses is super gunky and clumpy.  You’ll think to yourself:  Joy, you were wrong… this is coming out all wrong.  Don’t worry.  keep mixing it all together.  It will even itself out.   Work it until completely incorporated and no big molasses globs remain.  For dark brown sugar, add another tablespoon of molasses.  Use as you would in your favorite cake and cookie recipes.  Store in an airtight container or in a ziplock bag with the air pressed out.  Dang that’s easy! Source. http://www.joythebaker.com/blog/2010/08/how-to-make-brown-sugar/

 

 

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satimis

Hi,

Thanks for your advice and links.

I have brown sugar here for coffee.  I suppose it can be used after grind with a chopper.

satimis