Beet or cane? For marmalade.

(6 Posts)
duchesse Sat 02-Feb-13 20:08:54

Not being yet allowed to drive after ankle surgery, I asked DH to purchase and lug home a quantity of (specifically) cane sugar for my marmalade. Accordingly the dolt brought home 5kg of beet sugar.

Do you think it will matter or shall I send him straight back to the fecking shop?

Could a scientist tell the difference? Seriously, it's all sucrose isn't it?

duchesse Sat 02-Feb-13 20:40:57

Well, I think it behaves differently in the jam/marmalade and that beet sugar is cloudier.

Fair enough if you have noticed a difference. I don't make jam!

duchesse Sat 02-Feb-13 20:56:00

Well, I'm going to try it in the interests of science and report back!

duchesse Sun 10-Feb-13 01:51:20

I am pleased to report that the 5kg of beet sugar made 25 jars of most successful marmalade (some seville orange, some lemon) with no obvious difference from cane sugar. Looks like I was wrong.

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