DIY Essentials: Corn Syrup Alternative
Andy Anderson !
This product, when used in cooking, is indistinguishable in flavor and consistency from standard corn syrup, without GMO (genetically modified organism) corn, and additional chemicals that normally occur in store-bought products. In addition, it is cheaper to make.
So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.
2 csugar, more on this later
1 1/4 cfiltered water
1/2 tsplemon juice
1/4 tspcream of tartar
1 pinchsalt, kosher variety, fine grain
1/2 - 1 tspvanilla
How to Make DIY Essentials: Corn Syrup Alternative
- If you make candy, then you probably know what the cream of tartar, and lemon juice are used for… They help to prevent the sugars from crystalizing. Some candy makers use one or the other, some use both, and some do not use either. In my opinion, if you have never attempted something like this, I would suggest using both.
- 230f (110c) is called the soft ball stage of candy making. If you do not have a candy thermometer, you can take a bit from the pan, and drop it into a glass of cold water. It should form a soft ball at the bottom of the glass.
That is how my dad did it, when he made his famous fudge... many years ago.