Use Of Treacle

Baking By beebeecake Updated 28 Jan 2011 , 9:47am by auzzi

beebeecake Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 2:34pm
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What is the use of treacle in chocolate or fruit cakes? Can you do without?

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bobwonderbuns Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 2:39pm
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What is treacle? I've never heard of it.

kizrash Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 2:54pm
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

What is treacle? I've never heard of it.

Hi, here is a link for information on black treacle, and if you can get it you really need to try treacle toffee yummy!!!! thumbs_up.gif

auzzi Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 9:47am
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Treacle in a fruitcake is a moisturizer. It helps retains moisture in the cake.

For a dark rich fruitcake, use molasses.
For a dark fruitcake, use golden syrup, dark jam or even melted chocolate.
For an ordinary fruitcake, use dark or light jam, coffee extract or just strong coffee [liquid].
For a light, golden or white fruitcake, use golden syrup* or honey.

*any type of syrup - rice, malt, sorghum etc

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