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What is Golden Syrup?

post #1 of 76
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My dad recently got a recipe for Anzac cookies from an Australian friend and the recipe includes golden syrup. He went nuts over these cookies and really wants to make them, but we're not sure what golden syrup is. Can you get this in the US? or is there a good substitution? Thanks.
post #2 of 76
I think I read something in a book I got from the library that had European and American equivalents, and if I remember right, it's corn syrup-- like Karo. I'll check the book when I get home if this hasn't been answered by someone who is more sure.
post #3 of 76
Yes yes yes....you can get Golden Syrup in the U.S. We buy it for the very same cookie recipe. My Aussie, SIL, turned us onto these cookies back when we were searching for international recipes for Girl Scout events.

Her is Jax, FL, I buy it at either the European Street Restaurants or at Fresh Market grocery store.

You are gonna love them too. BTW, they can be made with pecans instead of coconut for a great alternative. It will be where the pancake syrups are in the store.

HTH
post #4 of 76
Golden Syrup is kind of like corn syrup. The brand name available in the US is Lyles, and I have bought it from Kroger. It is an English product, so its found in the International Foods section. I'll check into what you can substitute for it.

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post #5 of 76
Would anyone mind sharing this recipe? I would like to try this. Thanks.
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post #6 of 76
Oh yes, please share!!
post #7 of 76
Golden Syrup is made from cane sugar and water, the sugar is disolved until it turns a golden caramel colour.

You can substute honey or treacle for it. Molasses is way to heavy to substitute with.

Just remember that Anzac biscuits will harden whilst cooling.

Good luck with your recipe.

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post #8 of 76
OK, I added the recipe to the recipe section but I don't know how long it takes before it shows up so here it is for those of you that just can't wait:

Anzac Biscuits (Cookies)

Serves/Yields:   48

Introduction

The name Anzac came from the name given to the Australians and New Zealander's who went to the first world war. A.N.Z.A.C. (Australian & New Zealand Army Corp) These were the favorite cookies (Biscuits to "Auzies" and "Kiwis") that wer sent to them in war time packages.

Ingredients

4 oz. butter
1 Tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp boiling water
1 cup rolled oats (quick oats are fine)
1 cup coconut or 1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup plain flour
1 cup sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 300.

Melt butter and golden syrup in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the baking soda mixed with the boiling water. (The mixture will foam up which is why a large saucepan is needed.)

Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and pour melted mixture into center. Mix to a moist but firm consistency. Drop teaspoonfuls of mixture onto cold greased baking tray. Allow room for spreading. Bake for approx. 12 minutes, until golden brown. Cool a few minutes on tray before removing to a wire cooling rack.

Chopped nuts can be substituted for a very good alternative.
post #9 of 76
Thanks! Will give them a try if I can find the Golden Syrup.
post #10 of 76
golden syrup comes in a tin usually...the lable is green...its thick and yummy....we use it here on pancakes and waffles....its way thicker that aunt jemima.
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post #11 of 76
you can substitute Golden syrup, but if you want the orginal taste of the cookies you have to use it, it has very unique taste and is used as a topping in its own right (unlike corn syrup). I can find it in the supermarket (stop and shop and shaws) you might also find it in specialty food stores, and you can certainly find it online as specialty british food importers.

It did tradtionaly come in a green and gold can, but last time I saw it in the baking section of the supermarket it was in a clear plastic bottle
post #12 of 76
Thank you so much for the recipe. These sound delicious! I can hardly wait to find the syrup and try these. Thanks!!
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post #13 of 76
The Lyle's brand I buy comes in a glass jar. Dark green label, I think.
post #14 of 76
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much for all the help. I'll pass the info to my dad and hopefully be tasting some yummy cookies soon!
post #15 of 76
Parable thank you, thank you for this recipe!!!!

I bought golden syrup and rolled oats to make the recipe as original as possible. I made the cookies this morning. WOW, these cookies are so good!!! I think they are addicting LOL. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.
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