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homemade browning

Browning is a natural food colouring used throughout the Caribbean to colour foods dark brown. Make your own home-made browning. Browning resembled soy sauce. Do not use too much, as it can give foods a bitter taste. caramelized Jamaican stew pork


2 cups brown sugar

2 tbsp. water (normal tap water)

1/4 cup cold water

1 tbsp. hot water



Spread out the sugar in a skillet and add 2 tbsp.water, cover over medium heat for eight minutes or until sugar changes colour from light brown to dark brown.


Add 1/4 cup cold water, allow to cook while stirring constantly, until mixture becomes thick and dark brown.


Remove from heat and quickly stir in hot water, allow to cool. Store in a glass bottle, good for up to seven months.


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Cliff Venier

Followed the recipe, but after mine cooled it hardened. Can still use it and it seems to taste great...what did I do wrong? Thanks!

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