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Offline neopaszta

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Cane sugar instead candi sugar
« on: December 11, 2014, 05:30:48 am »

My memory tricked me... I thought I had enough candi sugar at home for a RIS, but as it turned out I only got 0,5 kg. But I have more than enough cane sugar (brown) here.

My question is that can I replace the candi sugar with cane sugar?

« Last Edit: December 11, 2014, 05:42:34 am by neopaszta »

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Re: Cane sugar instead candi sugar
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2014, 06:23:34 am »
You certainly can, but it won't be the same flavor if you are using dark candi sugar.

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Re: Cane sugar instead candi sugar
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2014, 08:08:06 am »
Brown sugar is basic table sugar (sucrose) sprayed with molasses - not caramelized sugar. This will taste different than ark candi sugar. If you can boil a syrup made from table sugar and a bit of citric or ascorbic (vitamin C) acid to the point that you get a dark brown/black, you have essentially made a liquid candi sugar. I use 1# sugar. 2 cups water & 1/2 tsp citric acid. Then it's watching the boil for 1+ hours until the water evaporates and it turns dark.