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How To Make Corn Syrup

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Making corn syrup at home is easy. So why spend money buying it when you can learn how to make the corn syrup at home in no time? This homemade corn syrup will save your money as well.  So get ready to make corn syrup these little tricks. How To Make Corn Syrup
Things required for making corn syrup:
2 cups sugar
3 cups water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
Salt to taste
Sauce pan with lid
How to Make Corn Syrup
Step 1:  In a saucepan mix all ingredients over medium heat.
Step 2: Boil the mixture; then reduce heat and simmer.
Step 3: Put the lid on the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes
Step 4:  Uncover and cook by stirring the mixture frequently. To test if your homemade corn syrup is ready or not pour a little amount of corn syrup in a glass of cold water. If the mixture drops to bottom of water then it is ready. Well, if it doesn’t cook it for few more minutes.
Step 4: Cool the syrup. Always store the corn syrup at room temperature. Corn syrup will thicken as it cools. I will advice you not to store it for more than 2 months.
This is a very simplified version of making homemade corn syrup and worth trying!
Tips:
1. Try using a small amount of corn syrup in cookies and cakes. This helps in improving the browning of the baked item.
2. Use three-quarters of a cup of corn syrup to fully substitute 1 cup of granulated or brown sugar in a recipe. It acts as a flavor enhancer.
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I almost passed over this recipe because I am allergic to corn and was looking for a substitute for corn syrup in candy recipes. Perhaps a name change to "Corn-free syrup" or "Corn-syrup substitute" would make it more appealing. (I only stopped to peek because I wondered how corn syrup WOULD be made at home...) Thanks for the recipe - I'll give it a try with my marshmallows this weekend....