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Sticky brown sugar....?

Hello

I've searched on the forum and in Coop but can't seem to find Demerara or dark brown sugar?

Any ideas?

I am making homemade cookie mixture layers in jars for Xmas hampers. It needs to be dark brown to give a better layering effect.
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Old 23.11.2011, 16:33
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Re: Sticky brown sugar....?

Where can I buy brown sugar here?
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Re: Sticky brown sugar....?

Before you get jumped at by all forum members, try this: Where can I buy brown sugar here?

Happy reading!

(Btw, you are aware that "Where can I find brown sugar"? is one of the recurring jokes on EF, right?)

EDIT: crossed post with Amaraya - seems that we think alike, hehehe...
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Old 23.11.2011, 16:41
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Re: Sticky brown sugar....?

Yes totally aware.

Strangely when I put brown sugar in the search nothing came up. I was hesitant to post for fear of my virtual rep.

Thank you.
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Old 23.11.2011, 16:44
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Re: Sticky brown sugar....?

Oh, what would EF be without brown sugar?
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Strangely when I put brown sugar in the search nothing came up.
working fine over here: http://www.englishforum.ch/search2.php?q=brown+sugar
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Old 23.11.2011, 19:03
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Re: Sticky brown sugar....?

Maybe the brown sugar thread should be made a sticky.

If all else fails Britshop will have some (but their T&L Demerara wasn't very sticky - more like roh zucker or even golden granulated).
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My little village shop sells it- it comes from Belgium and is excellent. Maybe I should start a business re-selling it to people on t'Forum. +20% and postage, lol. Or Grumpy could hide some under his cheese counter, lol.
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Re: Sticky brown sugar....?

I saw some yesterday in the Indian grocery store in Vevey (while I was on my quest for evaporated milk for a Thanksgiving recipe). Strangely, they carry both light and dark brown sugar. If you want exact location, PM me.
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Re: Sticky brown sugar....?

Peace Foods too - and seemingly nearly all emporia in Germany (near the fresh cranberries).


I like brown sugar threads. They're strangely comforting. Plus ça change ...
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Old 23.11.2011, 21:26
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Black market? Shhhhh!

Still didn't find it in my side of the world.
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Old 23.11.2011, 21:43
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Re: Sticky brown sugar....?

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. It’s that easy. There’s a part in this process where the molasses is super gunky and clumpy. You’ll think to yourself: Joy, you were wrong… this is coming out all wrong. Don’t 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 that’s 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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Black market? Shhhhh!

Still didn't find it in my side of the world.
It's funny really as this shop is just a very small village suppermarket - you know the kind where they sell everything from knicker elastic to cheese and shoe laces! But their sticky brown sugar is brilliant - I just couldn't believe it when OH found it there!
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Roh Zucker seems to be the only thing around :-(

Can't believe I may ave to consider ordering sugar online when you can get it so easily in Tesco UK.

Anything else I need to order online that's not available here but common a muck in the UK ?
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Oh my god Brit shop has some scewed prices .....7.90 chf for marmite flat breeds :-O
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Oh my god Brit shop has some scewed prices .....7.90 chf for marmite flat breeds :-O
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.


I found a box of soft mascobado sugar (seems fine granules, almost but not quite powdered) from a local reformhaus type place, the description is "bio vollrohrzucker" (bio full raw sugar) - the smell and flavor is the same as what I'm used to but it's not sticky.

I've used it for cookies and it worked well, I probably would add a little moisture somehow (maybe butter or a dollop of honey) if I were making something for which texture was an issue.
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Re: Sticky brown sugar....?

ok - I moved to Barcelona several months ago and I can't find brown sugar here, either. How about that for a WTF of the day?!?

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ok - I moved to Barcelona several months ago and I can't find brown sugar here, either. How about that for a WTF of the day?!?

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Someone on this "All Spain" message board recommended to look for "azúcar moreno" (apparently in "most any" grocery store) and someone else recommended "a mexican product called panela" ... perhaps that helps?
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ok - I moved to Barcelona several months ago and I can't find soft brown sugar here, either. How about that for a WTF of the day?!?

fduvall

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


EF Switzerland is a full service "out of the box" thinking website. At your service.

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