My lovely neighbor gifted me a can of Lyle’s Golden Syrup, which I have never used before. She’s fond of it on pancakes, but I was thinking maybe we’d enjoy the Lyle’s more in a baked good or another application. (Pancakes require maple syrup in my breakfast universe.)
If you are a fan of Lyle’s Golden Syrup, do you have a favorite way to use it?
I dont have golden syrup but a jar of brown rice syrup needs long overdue attention. Anyone know if they are interchangeable in a pudding recipe? The BBC link looks deliciously easy. @tomatotomato thanks for asking the question. I had never heard of golden syrup.
Butter tarts?! How have I not known about these before? The prospect of holiday baking just got a whole lot more interesting.
(John Hartley - a culinary patriot eating & cooking in Northwest England)
An iconic British brand , Dan. It’s history below. For info, Tate & Lyle is one of two companies which dominate the British sugar market although, as often the case these days, the company is now American owned.
Also, there is this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I only made it once using quick-cooking oats as indicated. I reckon you could pulse traditional rolled oats in the food processor a few times. https://smittenkitchen.com/2018/09/flapjacks/
I think Lyle’s is more magically delicious for an application like that but otherwise I find liquid sweeteners mostly interchangeable if you account for flavor and viscosity. Lyle’s is maybe a bit thicker than honey, which is thicker than regular corn syrup, which is thicker than maple syrup …
I worked for a woman who had a candied nuts recipe that used brown rice syrup. IIRC, you warmed a small amount of syrup, coated the nuts with it, then added a brown sugar, salt, & spices mix that stuck to the syrup. Then bake until nuts are roasted and sugars/syrup has cooked to a candy shell. The brown rice syrup is more neutral in flavor than honey and doesn’t carry the stigma of corn syrup.
I have poured it on pancakes/waffles in lieu of maple syrup and I use it to make a candy called honeycomb/hokey pokey. I saw it on a Nigella Lawson program many years ago made it the next Christmas and my family went nuts for it. It’s been a staple ever since.