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Subject: What is "B" sugar?
Date Posted: 4/28/2008 4:45 PM ET
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An old recipe for "Shoo Fly Pie" calls for a half-cup of "B sugar".  I'd love to try making this recipe, but I don't know what "B sugar" is........is it B for brown?   or B for a brand name?  or B for beet sugar?   or is it from the days of World War II sugar rationing?

The other ingredients are: syrup, soda, boiling water, flour, and "butter like an egg".

If I can't find out, I guess I'll just have to make Jeff Davis pie again.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 4/28/2008 7:19 PM ET
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Probably brown sugar

Subject: shoofly
Date Posted: 4/28/2008 9:01 PM ET
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If your recipe is handwritten, it most probably refers to brown sugar.  Check your recipe against otherson the web and you'll know more.



Date Posted: 4/28/2008 10:28 PM ET
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I always shorten Brown sugar to B sugar when I am copying a recipe.