Golden syrup is u.k. (one of) best invention,i didn say this but this was said by celebrity chef on a show n it did drive me home though i quite didn know what she was talking about and its today that i know the value n truth n depth of those words!!!!!!!!!!
thanks to my first ever bottle of golden syrup,its expensive here but m already half way thru my bottle n that too in a few days,its simply irresistable,its caramely,butterscotchy gooey flavours are simply my fav and with a combi like that am hooked for life really!!
there's so much, so so much u can do with golden syrup but first some more to share. ever since (thats since around dec -jan09) have been researching abt golden syrup n its substitutes in bits n bytes or when a recipe to be tried insists on golden syrup! a local store did have golden syrup but i quite found that it aint havin the desired flavour that matched the picture my heart had conjured by readin whatever i ahd till then,but little did i know how right i was ,n how would i know i had never seen or tried a bottle. going thru the ingredients saw citric acid,ugh,no wonder the slightly sourish off taste lingered n well tot lets leave golden syrup to u.k. guys n till found a bottle in our local supermarket(thanx to my little bro again) i wanted only one made in u.k.( guys my knowledge is limited to what i know so no offence to none whosoever please)
n d golden syrup i read about was supposed to be a golden sweet honey like not sourish off taste,well i am just so so happy with my bottle of Lyle's golden syrup that today morn when i read the history i was n am even more hooked!!!
Golden syrup is a pale treacle( treacle is Treacle is the generic name for any syrup made during the refining of sugar cane and is defined as "uncrystallized syrup produced in refining sugar". Treacle is used chiefly in cooking as a form of sweetener or condiment. The most common forms of Treacle are the pale syrup that is also known as golden syrup and the darker syrup that is usually referred to as dark treacle or black treacle. Dark treacle has a distinctively strong flavour, slightly bitter, and a richer colour than golden syrup, yet not as dark as molasses. Golden syrup is the main sweetener in the Treacle Tart. ) It is a thick, amber-colored form of inverted sugar syrup, made in the process of refining sugar cane juice into sugar, or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. It is used in a variety of baking recipes and desserts. It has an appearance similar to honey, and is often used as a substitute for people who do not eat honey. It can also be used as a substitute for corn syrup. i now feel like i woould substitute any syrup for the gorgeous golden syrup truly!!!
And now i know,thanx to wiki,that u.k. best golden syrup is actually available in goa.i may not be able to buy as much as i'd love to or it may not be always available but it either be lyle or none.
Golden syrup was invented in 1883 by Scottish businessman Abram Lyley, when he discovered that a byproduct of the sugar cane refined at his factory in Plaistow, East London, could be made into a delicious spread and sweetener for cooking.well it sure can be used alone or in combinations for great yummy stuff!!!
First sold to Lyle's employees and local customers in wooden casks, the iconic green and gold tins that Lyle's golden syrup is sold in today were introduced in 1885. The tin bears a picture of the rotting carcass of a lion with a swarm of bees, and the slogan "Out of the strong came forth sweetness". This is a reference to the Biblical story in chapter 14 of the Book of Judges in which Samson was traveling to the land of the Philistines in search of a wife. During the journey he killed a lion, and when he passed the same spot on his return he noticed that a swarm of bees had formed a comb of honey in the carcass. Samson later turned this into a riddle at a wedding: "Out of the eater came forth meat and out of the strong came forth sweetness".I love the bibilical background. the inventor of dairy milk(will research on cadburys n post my findings too) was a poor man but a man of prayer too and so was colgate palmolive. True outstanding examples of the power of prayer !!!
While it is not known exactly why this image and slogan were chosen, Abram Lyle was a deeply religious man, and it has been suggested that they refer either to the strength of the Lyle company or the tins in which golden syrup is sold. In 1904 they were registered together as a trademark,and in 2006 Guinness World Records declared the mark to be Britain's oldest brand. Lyle's golden syrup was awarded a Royal Warrant in 1911. In 1921 Lyle's business merged with Tate, a sugar-refining firm founded by Sir Henry Tate in 1859, to become Tate & Lyle. Tate & Lyle is the only cane sugar refiner in the UK and is the largest in Europe. It currently sells a million tins of golden syrup each month. To celebrate the 125th anniversary of golden syrup in 2008, Tate & Lyle is selling the product in limited-edition gold tinGolden syrup is widely available in India, United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, but harder to find in North America outside of Canada and Louisiana, where it often appears in Cajun cuisine. Lyle's Golden Syrup, made by Tate & LyIn Australia,has also been a hosuehold name.Lyle's golden syrup is also available in Canada. In Canada, Lyle's Golden Syrup is packaged in a glass jar instead of a tin.well would love to collect all of their various packaging bottles et all some day soon. Speciality stores or those with international sections, such as Wholefoods Market, often stock Lyle's golden syrup from the UK.le, remains one of the best known UK brands.
NOW U KNOW WHAT HAPPENNED YESTERDAY IS MY LITTLE BROS GOT ME ANOTHER SUPRISE..............A GLASS JAR OF LYLE'S GOLDEN SYRUP...........SLLUU RPPP...
but wait the above picture is of the squeezy bottle as its called ,a new addition really. So ok now what we really needed to do is have a tasting session(well at first i thought it was the same thing till my first spoonfull). result was that we found the glass jar golden syrup sweeter & thicker & the squeezy bottle was more apouring consistency with a deeper caramelly flavour, perfect dessert topping here!! But we still wanna leave it to the experts & have shot them an email and awaiting their reply eagerly which will post here soon!
HAVE A WARM GOLDEN DAY!!!!!
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