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Expatriate Cafe => Leisure, nightlife and sport => Topic started by: Drathaar on 19:33 27-Nov-2015

Title: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: Drathaar on 19:33 27-Nov-2015
I've been trying for days to find brown sugar to make an apple pie for Thanksgiving. As its already passed, I failed. Then I learned how to make it, very easy - 1 cup of sugar and 1 tbsp of molasses. My wife has never heard of molasses so I'm guessing that will be hard to find as well. Silpo his "brown sugar" but that's exactly what it is, regular sugar ala natural. Expensive too. Alla has never had apple pie, hard to believe. She hasn't had pumpkin pie either, but that's beyond my ability. Any idea if either are available here?
Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: jbenet on 21:31 27-Nov-2015
Real brown sugar is hard to find, only seen in gourmet food places, very expensive...  :'(
Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: Jdive on 10:16 28-Nov-2015
Molasses is hard to find here, are you in Odessa? If so I have found one store that "occasionally" carries it.  Pumpkin pie is very easy here in Ukraine.  I've developed a recipe that works great with the ingredients readily available.  If you would like a recipe just send me a pm and I'll help you out.  It's not difficult at all.
Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: Drathaar on 20:28 28-Nov-2015
Molasses is hard to find here, are you in Odessa? If so I have found one store that "occasionally" carries it.  Pumpkin pie is very easy here in Ukraine.  I've developed a recipe that works great with the ingredients readily available.  If you would like a recipe just send me a pm and I'll help you out.  It's not difficult at all.

Yes, I'm in Odessa and I'd love the pumpkin pie recipe. I'll try and whip that up for Christmas  :)
Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: taijeronv on 13:31 30-Nov-2015
Molasses in Odessa.

Where?

I've looked for "real" brown sugar as well, no luck.
Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: Jdive on 13:54 30-Nov-2015
Santim, occasionally carries molasses.
Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: AkMike on 17:45 30-Nov-2015
I've always wondered about that stuff.


Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: Ted on 17:58 30-Nov-2015
I've always wondered about that stuff.

Crap, that's what it is made of?? And here I thought is was a sugar byproduct...learn something new every damn day here in UA.
Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: Drathaar on 11:14 06-Dec-2015
Molasses in Odessa.

Where?

I've looked for "real" brown sugar as well, no luck.

Once you find molasses you can make your own brown sugar. 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon of molasses. Stir. Done. I still haven't made it to Santim, been busy trying to fix my internet connection. Router issues and laptop charger. Both got taken out by a power surge.
Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: taijeronv on 08:35 07-Dec-2015
Wife is making a Santim trip today.

We will see.
Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: AkMike on 04:57 15-Feb-2016
My wife found real honest to goodness brown sugar at the local Silpo supermarket!  ;D
Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: jbenet on 07:08 15-Feb-2016
In odessa, I think they also carry it at one of the two Kocmoc stores.
Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: AkMike on 07:13 15-Feb-2016
In odessa, I think they also carry it at one of the two Kocmoc stores.

 You'll need that for tasty flan!
Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: Drathaar on 21:11 23-Apr-2016
My brother sent me a bottle. I made an awesome apple pie...finally  :)
My next trick was vanilla extract. I found a guy selling vanilla beans at the local market. One of the guys selling spices. He pulled it out of his pocket in a plastic baggie, like it was contraband. The cool thing about making the extract is its two ingredients. 3 vanilla beans (split up the middle, leave an inch at the bottom) and vodka. Yep, you read that right. I had to buy an airtight jar (cheap) to store it in. Put the beans in the jar and cover them with vodka. Store for two months in a cool, dark spot. Done. You can even top it off when it gets low, so it lasts for years. Oh, also shake it up every once in a while.

On the brown sugar...made with molasses is awesome. Soft and sweet. When the recipe calls for a "cup of packed brown sugar," make two. I just double what they call for if packed.
Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: frank1010 on 22:14 23-Apr-2016
Molasses in Odessa.

Where?

I've looked for "real" brown sugar as well, no luck.

What is "real" brown sugar? I just know brown sugar coming mostly from Mauritius. Its sold at Metro in any quantity you like. .. But is there a metro in Odessa? I don't know ... https://www.metro.ua/ (https://www.metro.ua/)

Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: Carlusha on 00:38 24-Apr-2016

What is "real" brown sugar? I just know brown sugar coming mostly from Mauritius. Its sold at Metro in any quantity you like. .. But is there a metro in Odessa? I don't know ... https://www.metro.ua/ (https://www.metro.ua/)


Avenue. Marshal Zhukov 101-M
65037 Odessa

Str. Aeroportovskaya 29 (6th km. Road Ovidiopil)
65033 Odessa

Str. Mykolaiv Road 307/1
65102 Odessa

Hours 06:00 to 23:00 every day, including Sunday.
Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: jbenet on 11:32 05-May-2016
In the big Fish Hall in Privoz in Odessa, in one of the sushi shops (two doors over from the paper supply store), the lady sells asian brown sugar for 150UAH a kg.
Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: Ted on 08:54 11-Jun-2020
UPDATE on Molasses and Corn Syrup. Yeah we actually have Beet molasses and High-maltose corn syrup, which was the industry standard until the mid 70's when High Fructose Corn Syrup took over. It took some research to figure this poop out, so....

And where is this stuff you might ask??
It is in FISHING SHOPS where the make their own bait, look for the company CARP ZONE.

I will try these out on some pies, if I don't die, and I know I won't, then I will let you know, because this means....PECAN PIE!
Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: AkMike on 17:09 12-Jun-2020
If you do pass away please let us know so we can suspend your account here....     :)
Title: Re: Brown sugar or molasses
Post by: Ted on 17:17 12-Jun-2020
I will have Harry Houdini pass the message along.