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    Post Turbinado Sugar

    I have a recipe that calls for turbinado sugar.

    Can brown sugar be substituted?

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    I'd make the sub but that doesn't necessarily make it right!
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    It will probably work okay to use turbinado sugar, but you won't get the "molasses" taste that brown sugar gives. If the recipe called for dark brown sugar, the difference would be even more pronounced. Turbinado tastes more like regular white sugar..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeK
    It will probably work okay to use turbinado sugar, but you won't get the "molasses" taste that brown sugar gives. If the recipe called for dark brown sugar, the difference would be even more pronounced. Turbinado tastes more like regular white sugar..
    Dee, his recipe calls for turbinado but he wants to sub brown.

    Bob,
    From foodsubs.com:

    turbinado sugar Substitutes: demerara sugar OR light brown sugar OR raw sugar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sneezles
    turbinado sugar Substitutes: demerara sugar OR light brown sugar OR raw sugar
    Thank you for your help.

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    [QUOTE=sneezles]Dee, his recipe calls for turbinado but he wants to sub brown.

    Ooops -- sorry. I need to read more carefully.

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    I saw Turbinado sugar at Trader Joe's yesterday, and it looked pretty much like regular white sugar. I'm not sure what the difference is between them.

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    Turbinado sugar is a partially refined sugar. That's why it's tan.

    Vegans use it because it isn't processed with bone char like regular sugar.

    I was suprised that sugar contains animal products. Just goes to prove how hard it is to be a true vegan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea_2
    I saw Turbinado sugar at Trader Joe's yesterday, and it looked pretty much like regular white sugar. I'm not sure what the difference is between them.

    Odd that it would be white since turbinado (raw sugar) is unrefined so it's really more in color with light brown sugar but more free flowing like white sugar (though the crystals are slightly larger than white).
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    To get a better moistness & flavor match, I'd mix 3/4 white sugar with 1/4 light or dark brown. It'll pack more like T. that way-- by the way, I use the turbinado from Trader Joe's, 'cause it just tastes good!

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    You can find turbinado in the same section as the light brown and dark brown sugar. It is usually in a 2# bag. Don't know if the brown sugar will do the same thing. Here is a great recipe using turbinado (for next time, after you buy it)

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    CHOCOLATE ICEBOX COOKIES (single)

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 24 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Cookies Desserts
    Low Fat

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    3/4 Cup Unbleached flour
    1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
    1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
    1/8 Teaspoon Salt
    4 Tablespoons Margarine or Butter (1 stick) -- Softened
    3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
    1 Teaspoon Vanilla
    1 Large Egg White
    2 Tablespoons Turbinado Sugar
    Cooking spray

    Combine first 4 ingredients (thru salt) in a bowl; set aside. Beat butter at medium speed of a mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended. Add vanilla and egg whites, and beat well. Add flour mixture, and stir until well-blended. Turn dough out onto wax paper; shape into 6-inch log. Wrap log in wax paper; freeze 3 hours or until very firm.

    Preheat oven to 350º (325°convection).

    Roll log in turbinado sugar. Cut each log into 24 (1/4-inch) slices; place 1 inch apart on a baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350º(325 convection) for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on wire racks. Let cool on baking sheet before removing.

    Serving Size: 1 cookie
    ++++++++++++++++++++

    Chocolate-Peppermint Variation: Substitute 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract for the vanilla extract.

    Source:
    "Cooking Light, November/December 1997, p.161"
    Copyright:
    "© Cooking Light"
    Yield:
    "2 dozen"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 45 Calories; trace Fat (1.6% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 27mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

    NOTES : Rolling the dough in turbinado sugar gives the cookies a sugary edge. Turbinado sugar is a coarse, blond-colored sugar with a delicate molasses flavor; look for it in your grocery's baking section. VERY GOOD!

    Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1440 0
    Curleytop

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