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Sally, thanks for an interesting and informative article! I developed a taste for sorghum when I lived in GA. A friend's family used to grow and mill it, so I had to try it at their table. I pick some up whenever I'm "down south," so I'm glad to learn there's a source close to home!
I confess that I still prefer maple syrup on pancakes (the genuine article please, none of this flavored corn syrup stuff LOL)... but I love sorghum on corn cakes, french toast, etc. Leftover cornbread broken into a bowl, drizzled with sorghum, and topped off with cold milk makes a wonderful breakfast!
I had a sorghum syrup- peanut butter sandwich last week--pretty tasty ! I used to do that with honey, but that makes a very sweet sandwich. Not that there's anything wrong with that LOL
Cornbread and sorghum... yummmm!!! We used to get sorghum syrup when we lived in Wisconsin and I LOVED it! Especially on cornbread. I didn't realize it's actually usually a southern crop. I'll have to look harder at our grocery shelves and see if we have any down here. Thanks, Sally!
enjoyed your article very much. you touched on so much information in a short writing, that i too have a much clearer understanding of this "sweet nectar". i just used some pure surghum molasses a couple of weeks ago. funny thing is, it had been in my pantry for at least six years ,untouched (it was given to me by a friend who had gotten it from their home town of Pembroke, Kentucky). i was making some oven-baked beans and discovered i didn't have any brown sugar so used the surghum in it's place. The surghum molasses gave the beans a great flavor. then i added it to my bbq sauce for the ribs-excellent! Anyway, this stuff must last forever-although now that i finally used it, i expect i will be needing another jar soon.
Sorghum in Central Florid. In an experiment to plant sweet sorghum in central Florida and convert it to biofuel, it could herald a fundamental change in the creation and use of renuable bio energy, Sweet sorghum, only the stalks are used for biofuel production while the grain is saved for food or livestock feed.Lake placid region has the ideal climat and ground it can produce two crop a year.
Thank you all so much for your comments and further information.
I really HAVE to make some biscuits this weekend--I recently got myself a bag of Southern Biscuit flour for them, and now that I have the sorghum syrup, well ...! Not to mention, I have never been too thrilled about leftover cornbread, now I know what I've been missing. Needs the sorghum!
And yes I did see mention of the biofuel angle. That is very interesting. I believe it looks promising.