What is molasses?
Pathok is a word known to every chef. After all, it is used in the preparation of many culinary products, and not only. Let's talk, what is treacle and where it can be used?
Patokoy is called a thick and sweet product,which is obtained by saccharification of potato or cornstarch. And also, with the help of boiling juice of berries or vegetables, in which there are sugar substances. The pack can be of different types - fruit, starch, maltose, black treacle - made from sugar beet. In the Caucasus, there is a separate type of molasses - Musales.
The broadest use of molasses -cooking gingerbread, as well as some types of bread, for example, Minsk, Borodino, Karelian. The content of molasses in the bread gives it exceptional taste qualities and characteristic color. Due to the fact that treacle increases the solubility of sucrose, it is often used in the manufacture of jam, jam, jam. Some types of molasses are used in the production of ice cream and frozen desserts.
Prepare molasses at home is enoughit is difficult, and it is rather difficult to find it in the store. Therefore, mistresses often think about what to replace treacle. Here are some of the simplest ways:
- Black molasses can be replaced with a mixture of brown sugar and honey, in a proportion of 5 to one;
- Sometimes the black treacle is replaced with a mixture of dried kvass wort, sugar and water. The proportions are equal - 1: 1: 1.
- Light treacle can be successfully replaced with sugar syrup or buckwheat honey;
- Patoku for the preparation of gingerbread and ginger biscuits is replaced with corn or maple syrup, sometimes with honey.