Brown Rock Sugar

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  1. allie

    allie

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    I was looking at a cookbook today and ran across a recipe for a sweet cinnamon liqueur.  It calls for "brown rock sugar".  Is this turbinado sugar?  I googled but wasn't completely sure so decided to come ask you guys.

    Thanks!
     
  2. maryb

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    Piloncillo sugar maybe. Its a Mexican brown sugar that is pressed into hard cones.
     
  3. allie

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    You may be right.  The recipe calls for 7 ounces.  It doesn't say anything about breaking it up but shows step-by-step pictures and the picture shows a rough granulated looking substance.  It's not really clear.
     
  4. cakeface

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    [​IMG]This picture shows what we would call rock sugar-they are like little stones of brown sugar.  Up until a few years ago they were often served with coffee in restaurants and cafes here until individual sachets took over.
     
  5. justpj

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    in my neck of the woods it can be purchased at health food stores...you might try looking at one in your area.