Corn Syrup Substitute

Maybe you're trying to avoid all that corn syrup stuff, or maybe you're simply out of the stuff. Either way, give this little recipe a try to whip up a good substitute for just waht you need.

1 1/4 c sugar
1/4 c water

  1. Heat sugar & water in a small saucepan until sugar is completely dissolved & appears clear rather than white or milky.
  2. Raise heat to a simmer for about 3 minutes or until syrup is somewhere between "thread" stage and "soft ball" stage. You can use the "Cold Water Test" to tell when it has reached the soft ball stage.

Cold Water Test
  1. Fill a glass with cold, but not icy, water.
  2. Spoon a few drops of the syrup into the water.
  3. Form the drops into a ball using your fingers.
  4. Remove the ball from the water, if it flattens & runs off your finger, it is just about right.  If it simpy mixes with the water & cannot be formed or lifted, cook the syup a bit longer.