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Re: Sticky brown sugar....?

In fact, I also found a store in Barcelona proper, called Taste of America. But The British Market is closer to where I live. Thanks for the tip!

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PPS - Looks like the Castelldefels place shut down a few years ago, but Taste of Home is now in Sitges!

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You could try:

The English shop "A taste of Home" on Calle Floridablanca 78


The British Market at C/ Carrer de l'Esglesias 178, Castelldefels


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Thank you, thank you, I would ask to marry you if I went that way AND weren't already married. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who chokes on the prices for those British / American specialty online shops.
Nah, I'm completely with you on that. I've mentioned it in the past but get shot down in flames because the prices apparently reflect the shipping over here in the first place, the storage and the extra wages of the staff employed to sell it.

Happily I'm not so desperate for the taste of home that I feel compelled to separate myself from my arm and leg for a box of Christmas crackers and a pack of brown sugar.
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Old 24.11.2011, 09:10
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In fact, I also found a store in Barcelona proper, called Taste of America. But The British Market is closer to where I live. Thanks for the tip!

fduvall

PS - Tongue partially in cheek...

PPS - Looks like the Castelldefels place shut down a few years ago, but Taste of Home is now in Sitges!
Brown sugar can be found in rough powder, cubes and in individual packages in Caprabo. I enjoy it everyday in my coffee.
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Re: Sticky brown sugar....?

I also love to make marmalade, do you know anywhere you can get real Seville oranges from, you know the ones that are very sharp in flavour (not for normal eating)
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Re: Sticky brown sugar....?

its also likely although I am not sure 100% that you could get the sugar from the Markt in the viaduct, they sell quite a lot of different things but expect the prices wont be too low
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I also love to make marmalade, do you know anywhere you can get real Seville oranges from, you know the ones that are very sharp in flavour (not for normal eating)
They're only coming into season about now (normally Dec.- Feb.), so probably haven't arrived here yet in the stores - but keep looking they should be available soon.
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Brown sugar can be found in rough powder, cubes and in individual packages in Caprabo. I enjoy it everyday in my coffee.
@ Nil.

Brown sugar (loose grain) is not the same as the sticky brown sugar being discussed here and on the famous thread "Where can I find brown sugar".

It is a brown sugar that is mixed with molasses. That is what gives it the sticky effect. It is something typically found in North American and the UK (possibly elsewhere). It is used in many baking recipes and on porridge (which some people love and others hate) at breakfast time.

Since it is not used in Europe, it is normally quite hard to find, except from expat shops that cater to the English or North Americans.

Regular loose brown sugar can normally be found in any European grocery store.
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Re: Sticky brown sugar....?

seville oranges .. see here:-

Seville oranges for marmalade making

I got mine last year from the Reformhaus in Marktplatz, Basel. I ordered them as I wanted 5 kg and they got them in within days. They started being available around Christmas but I bought them end Jan. Funnily enough they were marked as from Italy. The marmalade was delicious .. onto the last few jars now.
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Re: Sticky brown sugar....?

More info on the "sticky brown sugar".

It is made from cane sugar that is filtered to remove impurities then crystallized without further treatment to maintain the molasses taste that is in fact coming from the cane sugar.

Here in CH, the white sugar is coming from beets.

Photos show you the "clumping" that you get vs. a regular dry sugar.
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Re: Sticky brown sugar....?

Hi Nil - Is this raw cane sugar? I was just in Caprabo and they have it. But no one seems to have the kind for baking which is thick and dense. Very common in the US for baking.

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Re: Sticky brown sugar....?

You saved the Thanksgiving Apple Pies in Barcelona!

Thanks for the tip.

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Someone else posted this recently, can't remember the thread, so I'll link it again:

How to make Brown Sugar.

1 cup granulated cane sugar
1 Tablespoon unsulfured molasses
In a medium sized bowl, mix together the sugar and molasses. Itís that easy. Thereís a part in this process where the molasses is super gunky and clumpy. Youíll think to yourself: Joy, you were wrongÖ this is coming out all wrong. Donít worry. keep mixing it all together. It will even itself out. Work it until completely incorporated and no big molasses globs remain. For dark brown sugar, add another tablespoon of molasses. Use as you would in your favorite cake and cookie recipes. Store in an airtight container or in a ziplock bag with the air pressed out. Dang thatís easy!




(Of course, the next question then becomes where to find molasses - I'm not so familiar with this, I did get some "brotaufstrich mit melasse" from Migros which is only 20% "melasse". I use it in my bbq sauce or on my glazed ham and it works fine for those)
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