HOMEMADE CORN SYRUP
How to Make Corn Syrup at Home – Homemade Substitute Recipe
Cook time 30 mins
Serves: About 2 cups
¾ cup drinking water
2 cups granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
1. Add all ingredients in a large saucepan and stir to combine.
2. Over medium-high heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spatula, bring it to a boil. Then let boil until it reaches 240 degrees F, 112 C. This is soft ball stage.
3. Let cool on a cooling rack.
Good to know:
Soft-ball stage: 235-240 degrees F
Firm-ball stage: 245-250 degrees F
Hard-ball stage: 250-265 degrees F
It can be stored in air-tight container for 2 months.
In my book of substitutes:
corn syrup, light, 1 cup
= 1 cup golden syrup
= 1 1/4 cups sugar plus 1/3 cup water or other liquid from recipe, boiled down to 1 cup
corn syrup, dark, 1 cup
= 3/4 cup light corn syrup plus 1/4 cup molasses
= 3/4 cup golden syrup plus 1/4 cup molasses
= 1 1/4 cup brown sugar plus 1/3 cup liquid boiled down to 1 cup. You can use any liquid from the recipe you are making–if there is no liquid in the recipe, add 1/3 cup water and boil down to 1 cup.
Photo: Alta FJ Carstens