What are molasses? About the ingredient molasses. Including 852 recipes with molasses, nutrition data, and where to find it.
Molasses is a viscous byproduct of the processing of sugar cane or sugar beets into sugar. The quality of molasses depends on the maturity of the sugar cane or sugar beet, the amount of sugar extracted, and the method of extraction. Sweet sorghum syrup is known in some parts of the United States as molasses, though it is not true molasses.
Cane molasses is a common ingredient in baking, often used in baked goods such as gingerbread cookies.
There are a number of substitutions that can be made for molasses. For a given volume of molasses, one of the following may be used (with varying degrees of success): an equal volume of honey, dark corn syrup, or maple syrup, or ¾ that volume firmly packed brown sugar.
Molasses are usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Molasses are a member of the Sweets USDA nutritional food group.
|1 serving 1 tbsp||20|
|British (UK) term:||dark treacle|
|en français:||la mélasse|
|en español:||la melaza|
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