What Is Golden Syrup?

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cazza1 Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 12:20pm
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I'm glad you said that Applegum.  I was pretty sure they weren't the same thing but was wondering if I had lost the plot.

 

We had golden syrup dumplings instead of sponge pudding.  The dumplings were simmered in a golden syrup mix on the stove.  Delicious.  I personally like the plain dumplings in the syrup as opposed to the dumplings that also have golden syrup added to them.

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lindseyjhills Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 1:53pm
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ATreacle and Golden Syrup aren't the same thing, however colloquially (at least in my family - we're from the South East of UK) 'treacle' means 'Golden Syrup'. For example when I was little we used to have 'dumplings and treacle' for dessert on a Sunday. In fact it was dumplings with golden syrup. Also the recipe Cake Chemistry posted is delicious - have made it many a time for a comfort food hit :)

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kikiandkyle Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 3:35pm
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AWell according to Lyles they're not either

http://www.lylesgoldensyrup.com/faq.php

And while I was raised up north, my mum is a born and bred southerner so I know she didn't mix the two!

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cupcakemaker Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 5:49pm
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AOh! :0s

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cupcakemaker Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 5:51pm
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AWikipedia says golden syrup is treacle so I'm going with it!

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Relznik Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 6:10pm
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If, when you think of treacle, you see this (see pic on right of page)

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Treacle

 

IT IS NOT THE SAME AS GOLDEN SYRUP AND THEY ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE.

 

 

This is golden syrup.

 

http://thequincetree65.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/golden-syrup.html

 

 

It is a similar colour and texture to honey, although doesn't taste the same (in saying that, my recipe for honey cake doesn't use any honey at all...  only golden syrup! LOL)

 

Suzanne x

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Spireite Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 6:58pm
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Originally Posted by cupcakemaker 

Wikipedia says golden syrup is treacle so I'm going with it!

Sorry Cupcakemaker, I promise not to be having a go; but....

Treacle pudding is made with golden syrup.

The lighter golden coloured treacle is Golden syrup, and comes in a green tin.

Black treacle is dark molasses, and well, black in colour...it comes in a red tin

 

Wikipedia, can be altered/edited  by anyone, and is renowned for being occasionally wrong.  :-D

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cupcakemaker Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 7:46pm
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AI'm not talking about black treacle! I specifically said that was different.

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cupcakemaker Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 7:59pm
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AThat's why it's called treacle pudding/treacle tart even though it doesn't have black treacle in it. It's not called golden syrup tart!

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kikiandkyle Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 8:02pm
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AWell now given that I can't find any place that sells non-dark treacle, I believe I owe [@]cupcakemaker[/@] an apology - I guess that what I remembered being called treacle as a child was in fact golden syrup, although I'm still sure they used to sell 'treacle' as well. Maybe it's the fact that they sell golden syrup in a squeeze bottle now that threw me off!

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cupcakemaker Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 8:21pm
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AIt's so handy now it's in a squeezy bottle!

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kikiandkyle Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 8:30pm
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AI've seen it in a couple of shops here. I don't really use it but it does look handy!

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Spireite Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 8:34pm
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Originally Posted by cupcakemaker 

It's so handy now it's in a squeezy bottle!

Sorry CCmaker :oops:  hope I didn't upset you.

 

and yes the squeezy bottle is great for adding it to porridge (oatmeal)

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cupcakemaker Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 8:36pm
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ACourse not. Takes more than a forum of cake addicts to do that!

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lindseyjhills Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 9:10pm
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AIt might be that golden syrup is a type of treacle, but treacle isn't just gold syrup - a brand name thing like Hoover and vacuum? Whatever it's called it's blooming delicious :)

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