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Corey    Posted 03-08-2003 at 19:16:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anybody on here squeaze cane? I would love to find some sure enough home cooked stuff, I can't find any in stores that isn't about 1/2 corn syrup. Another question is there any difference between sorgham and mollasses?

T Trimble    Posted 09-21-2004 at 20:51:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Yes there are people out there that squeeze cane for syrup and mollasses. I am in central Alabama and am the vice president of The Historic Shelby Association. We grow and squeeze sorgham cane each year and cook it down into sorgham syrup. This process is done without further additives and makes a very good tasting topping for pancakes, biscuits, ice cream and such. Sorgham is one of many kinds of cane. Sugar cane, ribbon cane etc being others.

Lynette    Posted 05-07-2003 at 01:53:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Please let me have the mollasses - vitamin content, or the value in using mollasses in food,
I would appreciate it very much.
Thank you

Salmoneye    Posted 03-09-2003 at 03:48:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sorghum is a grain...

Patricia Ann    Posted 05-04-2004 at 05:35:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What is molasses made from? and,what is it's vitiam contant?.....thanks

I should add...    Posted 03-09-2003 at 03:50:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
"Sorghum syrup is a natural sweetener made by processing juice squeezed from the stalks of certain types of sorghum (Sorghum vulgare) called sweet sorghum or sorgo. Sweet sorghum is grown for syrup or forage, whereas most other sorghums, commonly referred to as milos or kafirs, are grown for grain. Sweet sorghums resemble grain sorghum at maturity except that they are about three times taller, reaching a height of 12 feet or more."

Donna from Mo    Posted 03-09-2003 at 03:46:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I love sorghum on my biscuits, and I have the same problem as you: stores don't have the real stuff. I lucked out last fall, though. We usually go to the Old Thresher's Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and they were making sorghum there, and also selling it. I bought a pint, and I just now ran out. So next time I'll get a quart and it ought to last me all year! By the way, I'd recommend the Mount Pleasant show to anyone: It's a huge one, and there are so many things to see, you can't get around to all of it in three days. You don't necessarily have to like old tractors to love that show. There's a Crosley exibit that is unforgettable.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 03-08-2003 at 21:07:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe I can help with this one too. A good friend grows a little cane each year and invites folks from all around here to come help cut & press the cane (he uses mule power) and cook the juice down to Molasses. Takes most of a day. He always gives a pint of molasses to any one that wants to take a little home. We love spending the day doing this, but just can't stand the stuff my self. The Missus uses it to make cookies that ain't real bad tho. He won't be doing this again till after the cane crop is ready. This is of course a family affair and no rowdy behavior or drinking is allowed. We are in Creek County between Bristow and Stroud, right off of hwy 66.

Stan ETenn    Posted 03-09-2003 at 14:04:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My SO takes a dollup of butter and stirs into the molasses. Talk about rich! I've recently learned to make biscuits and my mouth is watering right now!

Donna from Mo    Posted 03-09-2003 at 15:01:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's exactly how I do it!

Corey    Posted 03-09-2003 at 06:50:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Okie that would be great, not but about 30 or 40 minute drive from where I live, over here south of Carney.

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