Can I substitute blackstrap molasses for dark molasses in a recipe?
- Anonymous6 months ago
No I wouldn't. The taste is very, very different!!! I'd use honey instead.
- DimoLv 56 months ago
YOU can use blackstrap molasses for dark molasses -- a lot of people eat crap when they don't care about flavor. I would not.
" ... blackstrap was strictly reserved for doctoring fertilizer or livestock feed—not something you'd want anywhere near a batch of gingerbread....
"Molasses can be light or dark, depending on the specific degree to which it's been concentrated, but it's still molasses, with a sugar content of around 70%.
With further boiling, molasses can be concentrated even more, allowing thermal decomposition to carbonize its remaining sugars into a black, bitter, and downright salty sludge. This, my friends, is blackstrap. It has a sugar content of only 45%.... "
- ckngbbblsLv 76 months ago
possibly. I have never tasted black strap molasses so I don't know if it would taste nearly the same or not.
- Nikki PLv 76 months ago
I think it would depend on how much you have to add.
Blackstrap is stronger in flavor so you might want to reduce it a bit and replace what you omit with either corn syrup of a home made simple syrup of the same thickness. That recipe would be.
Corn syrup substitute
1 1/4 Cup granulated sugar
1/4 Cup water
Heat until sugar dissolves.
This replaces light corn syrup.
I would "play" with the ratio until you get one that does not taste overpowering.
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- CLv 76 months ago
Yes, that's fine. They're more or less the same thing for cooking and baking purposes.