What to make with molasses?4

Posted on March 21, 2011 by ChristieTaste Tests

Guess what I received in the mail last week? Beerenberg Molasses!

It’s a brand new product for Beerenberg and good timing as I have been wanting to make home made baked beans flavoured with molasses and ham hock for a few months now – hubby will be relieved to stop hearing me blab about it and start eating it. I’m going to use dried beans and make it in the slow cooker.

What is molasses? It is a thick dark brown liquid made when cane or beet sugar is processed and is sometimes called treacle (in the UK, mainly). I have just found out it is an ingredient in gingerbread (men) – I can’t believe I didn’t know that!

If you had this jar of molasses, what would you make? Seeing as I hate wasting half-used jars of things, I need as many suggestions as possible to get all this molasses eaten!

I’ll be sure to update this post with links to the future recipes in case you have found this page after typing ‘What to make with molasses?’ into Google. (Thanks for visiting, if that’s the case. Hehe).

Chat soon, Christie x

  • A nice sticky gingerbread cake with lots of chunks of crystalised ginger would be perfect for you molassas. Yumm…

  • I think it will make a divine marinade and basting for a pork loin or something like that!

  • My first thought was of ginger, too – perhaps a sticky ginger cake (I currently have my eye on the David Lebovitz recipe – online here. But anything with treacle would work well – a treacle tart, maybe? Or a very sticky, spongy pud!

  • Treacle? Really? This is new to me. How about a treacle tart then? I’ve seen molasses used in a few Middle Eastern dishes but have never tried cooking with it. Can’t wait to see your slow baked beans recipe!

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