Warm, sweet, and with the pleasantly burnt notes of dark caramel, our Granulated Molasses makes it easy to give delicious depth to dishes. To make this product they employ the process of co-crystallization. Dark molasses, a by-product of the second boiling in sugar cane processing, is brought to a liquid state and bonded with liquid sugar, which allows the granules re-form into intermingled crystals. These crystals retain molasses’s sweet, dusky warmth, and is rich without being overpowering. Our Granulated Molasses will pour easily without leaving sticky residue on jars or countertops, and blends smoothly into liquids.
Molasses was the cause of one of the strangest tragedies in American history. The North End of Boston, now filled with athletic fields and upscale condominium developments, used to be a bustling port that received goods from all over the world. A recent shipment of molasses from the Caribbean had come in, and was being held for distribution in a 50-foot-tall vat which, according to reports, was structurally questionable from the day it was built. On January 15, 1919, the vat burst, and a wave of molasses, 35 feet high, containing 2.3 million gallons of molasses rolled down Commercial Street. It caused $1 million in damage ($15+ million in modern currency), killed 21 people and injured 150 more. The City of Boston has erected a plaque where the vat once stood and North Enders will tell you that on very hot days, you can still smell molasses wafting up from the cobblestones.
Tips From Our Kitchen
Because of the stronger flavor of Granulated Molasses, we recommend working with smaller quantities at first, until you get used to how it performs. Baked goods cooked with Granulated Molasses, where the molasses is the primary sweetener in place of sugar, tend to darken quickly, so lowering cooking temperature by 25 degrees can help the goods bake more evenly. It’s great in oatmeal and in gingerbread cookies. Try sprinkling it over your apples when making apple pie or mixed into banana-nut bread. It also works well with savories like baked beans, barbecue sauce, and spice rubs for low-and-slow smoking. It would be a great addition to an acorn squash stuffed with fall goodies, like chestnuts and apples.
If you are using this to replace liquid molasses, start with a 1 to 1 ratio, and adapt the ratio to your particular tastes.
Our Granulated Molasses is made from cane sugar, cane molasses and cane caramel.
This item is produced in the USA.
This product is certified kosher.
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