The syrup remaining after the last processing of sugar cane or beets, this is molasses or molasses. It has a distinctive slightly bitter taste and a distinct intoxicating aroma. It is not recommended as a sweetener to add to tea or pour her pancakes, but that it is used when you want to add the syrup in a dish that will be subjected to further heat treatment. Molasses - ingredient gingerbread dough, she smoked ham, it is added in the production of rum, without it none of the spicy pudding.

Light or mild molasses obtained when the primary processing of sugar, not raw materials. Sweet, Golden, aromatic, it is more like a syrup. Its use as a syrup, adding to cereal, muesli, granola, pouring her cheesecakes, pancakes, waffles and muffins.

Sorghum molasses, technically, molasses is obtained by processing sorghum is to extract this syrup. This molasses is the sweetest and it contains 65 to 70% sucrose, compared to 55% molasses and 60% in light syrup. Smooth amber syrup has a short shelf life, contains preservatives and is suitable only as a sweetener.

If you are going to cook with molasses, it is important to remember a number of nuances. First, molasses is always possible to replace the light, but never Vice versa. You can also instead of molasses to use corn or maple syrup, honey or brown sugar, diluted with water ( 1 Cup of molasses equals ¾ Cup sugar plus ¼ Cup water). Of course, the dish will lose a little in flavor, color and aroma. Increase the amount of spices to compensate for flavor and add the temperature in the oven to achieve a darker color. When the cakes have replaced the molasses for anything other than molasses, don't forget to add so many teaspoons of baking soda, how many cups of molasses need be used.

Secondly, molasses is very thick and sticky. If the recipe you have to measure it in cups, glasses or other containers, they should be lubricated with vegetable oil, then the molasses will easily slide out of there.

Thirdly, the volume of 500 grams of molasses is 1 whole and 1/3 cups.

And the last one. When storing molasses it is important to remember that heat and humidity can cause it will get moldy. Molasses can be stored in the refrigerator, but must be removed one hour before use, otherwise it will be too thick. An open bottle of molasses can be stored for up to one year.