Pomegranate Molasses is a unique product which is not commonly utilized and for that matter, not commonly attainable. It is my objective to encourage you to consider pomegranate molasses and provide you with some compelling reasons why you should try it. I will introduce you to an easy recipe on how to make your own pomegranate molasses and how to use it to make deliciously distinctive Pomegranate Molasses Sugar Cookies. The recipe incorporates pomegranate molasses into the cookie dough as well as into a garnish on top of the baked cookie. The cookies are lightly spiced to compliment the flavour of pomegranate molasses. The cookie dough is rolled in organic cane sugar before baking to give them a crunchy exterior and a tender center. The flavour and texture of these cookies make them a pleasure to eat.
Let’s start with the fundamentals. What exactly is pomegranate molasses? It is essentially pomegranate juice that is boiled down to a syrup (a reduction). The syrup has a concentrated flavour with a pleasant lingering taste of sweet and sour on the tongue – a very unique tang. You can use it in almost everything from beverages, salad dressings or drizzling on roasted vegetables, glazing ham and as a flavour enhancer to many varieties of food – both sweet and savoury.
Pomegranates/pomegranate molasses are classified as a super food having many health benefits. They are an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins, and anthocyanins. You can read additional information about pomegranates in my post, “Fun With Pomegranates”.
Pomegranate Molasses is a very popular condiment and flavouring ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking. It can often be found in the international aisle of most major grocery stores or stores specializing in Middle Eastern food products. If you cannot find it in stores near you, pomegranate molasses can be easily made at home. (see recipe below).
I was amazed to learn that pomegranate molasses is also helpful in reducing your body temperature in the summer (see my note below under “What Else Can I Do with This Recipe” regarding a refreshing pomegranate molasses beverage).
I encourage you to explore how easy it is to incorporate pomegranate molasses into your food and beverage preparation. Its versatility is unique in the fact that it enhances both sweet and savoury dishes.…