youtube pinterest twitter facebook instagram vimeo whatsapp Bookmark Entries BURGER NEW Chevron Down Chevron Left Chevron Right Basket Speech Comment Search Video Play Icon Premium Nigella Lawson Vegan Vegetarian Member Speech Recipe Email Bookmark Comment Camera Scales Quantity List Reorder Remove Open book
Menu Signed In
More answers

Is There A Substitute For Treacle in The Luscious Vegan Gingerbread?

Asked by Bazetta. Answered on 29th December 2023

Full question

Is there a suitable substitution for black molasses/treacle in recipes like the Luscious Vegan Gingerbread? Where is it usually found if not at the grocery store? Thank you!

Image of Nigella's Luscious Vegan Gingerbread
Photo by Jonathan Lovekin
Luscious Vegan Gingerbread
By Nigella
  • 14
  • 2

Our answer

Nigella's Luscious Vegan Gingerbread (from COOK, EAT, REPEAT) uses a combination of treacle (molasses) and golden syrup. Treacle is a byproduct of the sugar refining process and has a slightly bitter taste that helps the gingerbread from becoming too sweet.

Treacle can usually be found in most UK supermarkets and molasses can be found in most US gerocery stores and supermarkets. It is also possible to buy them on line. Unfrotunately, most of the alternatives lack the slight bitterness and will make the gingerbread taste much sweeter overall, so we prefer to use treacle or molasses if possible. But you could try dark corn syrup, rice syrup, or date syrup. Maple syrup is probably too expensive to use in a large quantity and you won't appreciate its delicate flavour in the gingerbread. You could use honey, but honey tends to have quite an assertive flavour so is not ideal.

Breakfast Trifle

Tell us what you think