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Old 08.11.2009, 15:34
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Re: Where can I buy brown sugar here?

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Gingerbread cookies are supposed to have molasses. Don't try this with chocolate chip cookies. I did and had to throw the whole batch out. It was that awful.

I've baked 4,578 batches of chocolate chip cookies (a horrendous habit of mine) and am a faithful fan of just using Rohzucker in place of brown sugar. Use the large crystal kind because the finely ground Rohzucker often turns to stone in the package.

Tip: Don't bake the batter right away. Let it sit in the bowl for an hour for even better cookies.

I'd gotten used to using the Rohzucker in place of brown sugar a while ago, the only thing is that some recipes call for "firmly packed" brown sugar which makes me think that for those recipes in particular, you maybe could / should add an extra teaspoon or so of Rohzucker to make up for it's non-packed state?

I prefer the soft brown sugar for any chewy cookie recipes if I have it handy but otherwise, as we tend to have milk or coffee with our cookies anyhow, it's not a big deal to dip crispy cookies.

(I'm looking forward to baking some "Oatmeal Scotchies" when I'm in the US in a couple weeks )
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Old 09.11.2009, 05:41
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Re: Where can I buy brown sugar here?

I can't speak from experience in Switzerland, but I can tell you the "moist brown sugar" can be found in pretty much any asian food store here in Germany. I've been wanting to get it out in Switzerland, but haven't gotten the chance yet. Very often the Asian food stores carry all kinds of international foods... you just have to look
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Where to find brown sugar?

Ive been looking for brown sugar (demerara, or another molasses-sugar) to make some baked apples- anyone know where I can find some? Or is it available in all the migros and coops, and Im just really dense?

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Old 08.02.2010, 13:46
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Re: Where can I buy brown sugar here?

You can buy brown sugar( All natural brown sugar is called muscovado sugar) and large packets of Baking soda from www.peace-foods.ch on line or visit them in Herrlberg or Baar
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Old 08.02.2010, 23:33
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Re: Can I buy brown sugar here??

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My Coop and Migro don't have brown sugar... Are you talking about the brown fine sweet molasses brown sugar... not just the raw brown granulated sugar???

Coop is not the same as Coop and Migros is not the same as Migros. I mean it depends on which outlet. You have to go in case of Coop to St. Annahof or the one on the Bahnhofbrücke or the one in Bhf Stadelhofen. In case of Migros, try the one on Löwenstrasse or the one at Limmatplatz. Or go to Globus and Jelmoli to their Delicatessa departments. The point is that the granulated stuff made it to Switzerland on the heels of Swiss people who either on vacations or longer language learning stays in Britain learnt to like it and asked for it, and so became a customer base, while the molasses were not so much in demand.

You see, much of the "British" products you see here are to fulfil the demands of the "language-learning-stays-returnees" and not the demands of British expats.




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I bought a bag I think at my Coop, it's just the brown granualted stuff...not molasses like at all.

shoot...maybe I didn't get it at a Coop...I thought I did though.

hrm. sorry!
Sorry, you confuse me ! Did the thread opener want the granulated stuff which is relatively easy to obtain here, or the rather rare semi-fluid molasses stuff ? You see, THIS here

is what is available here


And here is how it is called overhere








and here Migros "Le Shop"


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Old 08.02.2010, 23:44
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Re: Where can I buy brown sugar here?

The problem though is that the "granulated stuff" available in the Coops and Migros you mention is still not what American or British people are used to. Ours is moist - still grainy, but you can pack it into a ball with your hands, almost like wet snow.

I find that the "Rohzucker" available here works all right for most purposes; for particularly sensitive recipes (e.g. fudge or drop cookies) I need to add a little molasses (about 1 tablespoon per cup of sugar) to produce the right consistency - and for real emergencies I have a stash of proper brown sugar brought back from the US.
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Re: Where can I buy brown sugar here?

The following can be bought in France in light and dark (blonde/brune) and is pretty darn close to the US version of b.s.



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Re: Where can I buy brown sugar here?

do you find that the molasses here is the same consistency as in the US? I didn't pay much attention to it when I was there (didn't do much baking then), but it looks like it's a lot more runnier here. At least comparing with the stuff I get at Migros. Do you need to adjust quantities when using the stuff from here?
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Re: Where can I buy brown sugar here?

Billingtons sugars are available in Jelmoli and Schwarzenbach, including molasses.

http://www.billingtons.co.uk/home/products
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Re: Where can I buy brown sugar here?

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The problem though is that the "granulated stuff" available in the Coops and Migros you mention is still not what American or British people are used to. Ours is moist - still grainy, but you can pack it into a ball with your hands, almost like wet snow.

I find that the "Rohzucker" available here works all right for most purposes; for particularly sensitive recipes (e.g. fudge or drop cookies) I need to add a little molasses (about 1 tablespoon per cup of sugar) to produce the right consistency - and for real emergencies I have a stash of proper brown sugar brought back from the US.
Absolutely correct.

Rohzucker is obviously Raw Sugar. Which people like in coffee and I LOVE in tea.

Brown Sugar as we call it in the States has some molasses in it. You can't used raw sugar in its place and maintain the same cooking characteristics.

For cooking you have ascertained that 1 tbsp per cup of sugar? Are you using Raw or White sugar when you do this?

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The problem though is that the "granulated stuff" available in the Coops and Migros you mention is still not what American or British people are used to. Ours is moist - still grainy, but you can pack it into a ball with your hands, almost like wet snow.

I find that the "Rohzucker" available here works all right for most purposes; for particularly sensitive recipes (e.g. fudge or drop cookies) I need to add a little molasses (about 1 tablespoon per cup of sugar) to produce the right consistency - and for real emergencies I have a stash of proper brown sugar brought back from the US.
The stuff on sale in many Indian stores is possibly far closer to what you have in mind. Some even have that "coloured" sugar in all the shades of the rainbow, just as the Indian restaurants in London !
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The following can be bought in France in light and dark (blonde/brune) and is pretty darn close to the US version of b.s.
I will try to remember this the next time we need Brown Sugar and travel to France.

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Billingtons sugars are available in Jelmoli and Schwarzenbach, including molasses.

http://www.billingtons.co.uk/home/products
I get our brown sugar at Jelmoli - either the molasses brown sugar or the dark Muscovado sugar.
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do you find that the molasses here is the same consistency as in the US? I didn't pay much attention to it when I was there (didn't do much baking then), but it looks like it's a lot more runnier here. At least comparing with the stuff I get at Migros. Do you need to adjust quantities when using the stuff from here?
Not the same thing at all - but the recipes I use molasses for aren't that moisture-critical so I can get away with pretending it's the same. If I want a strong molasses flavor I add a bit of dark treacle (which a lovely EFer sent me a tin of several years ago - think Orell Fuessli have started stocking it too.)

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For cooking you have ascertained that 1 tbsp per cup of sugar? Are you using Raw or White sugar when you do this?
Yes - that is to say, I've used it and it's worked (to within the normal variation I'd expect back home due to humidity, egg sizes or whatever.) White or raw, doesn't really seem to matter; I usually use raw on the principle that wimpy swissmolasses needs all the help it can get.
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Re: I found ICE! The recipe lives!

Well good to know about ice... now waiting for the magical location of brownsugar (in switzerland, not germany) *impatiently tapping foot* One day it will come...
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Re: I found ICE! The recipe lives!

http://www.americanmarket.ch/

then click on "ingredients"

then "sugar and substitutes"
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Got to http://www.americanmarket.ch/

and click on the "Sugar and substitutes" button at the end.
Sorry, I don't mean online... I mean like in Germany, where I can walk into any Asian grocery store and buy it when I need it. I don't hink I would ever buy it online... But thanks anyways
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Well good to know about ice... now waiting for the magical location of brownsugar (in switzerland, not germany) *impatiently tapping foot* One day it will come...
Available in Coop titled "Bio Rohrohrzuckerwürfel" (Roh-Rohr-Zucker-Würfer) and in big letters "Azucar de Paraguay". Nice good cubes. Other shops have other kinds of brown sugar. Try the various Indian shops where they generally have quite a choice.
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Available in Coop titled "Bio Rohrohrzuckerwürfel" (Roh-Rohr-Zucker-Würfer) and in big letters "Azucar de Paraguay". Nice good cubes. Other shops have other kinds of brown sugar. Try the various Indian shops where they generally have quite a choice.
and where do you get vanilla extract again?
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Well good to know about ice... now waiting for the magical location of brownsugar (in switzerland, not germany) *impatiently tapping foot* One day it will come...
In Zürich I see brown sugar in every food shop I use.

Isn't there a Globus in Chur?
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