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#1 Tue 02 Dec 08 10:24am

Chrissa SKG

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From Thessaloniki, GREECE
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Golden Syrup

buying a greek cooking magazing each month published by tv chef-not a real chef anyway-
however the stuff 's just great...(receipes by real chefs)

I found a receipe that requires GOLDEN SYRUP

on the internet I found only GS by Lyle n Tate- which I doubt I will find here in Greece, Thessaloniki.

so, can you suggest what sort of product am I looking for to substitute this???

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#2 Tue 02 Dec 08 10:54am

JennyR

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From Whitby, North Yorkshire
Member since Thu 29 Jul 04

Re: Golden Syrup

found this recipe -

Substitute for Lyle's Golden Syrup

Put 1/4 cup sugar in a small heavy saucepan
and shake pan so the sugar is in an even layer.
Sprinkle it with 1/2 tsp vinegar and 1 tsp water.
Cook over low heat, without stirring, for 5 minutes.
Increase heat to medium and cook until syrup has taken on a
light caramel colour, 5 to 6 minutes.
Immediately remove from heat and pour in 1/3 cup light corn syrup.
Do not stir, but let it bubble for 2 to 3 minutes.
When the bubbling stops, stir well.
It can be stored at room temperature for several months.


Can you get hold of corn syrup?

other than that golden syrup is often used as a substitute for honey by people who can't eat/don't like, so might work other way round?

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#3 Tue 02 Dec 08 12:49pm

cookinlovebird

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Re: Golden Syrup

Golden syrup is also gluten free for those who need to know!!

cookinlovebird smile

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#4 Tue 02 Dec 08 1:25pm

GeoffP

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Re: Golden Syrup

Golden syrup is "Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup"

Here's a recipe which works:-

Combine 5 lbs sugar in a pan with 3 cups of water.

Set to medium heat and stir continuously, but slowly to keep the sugar off the sides of the pot.

When the sugar is almost completely dissolved add 10 ml of a low-flavoured acid, like Citric Acid or Tartaric Acid (cream of tartar) Lactic or Phosphoric acids can also be used.

Continue heating and stirring till it starts to boil. You now have mostly inverted sugar.

Keep heating it over medium heat until it starts to turn straw yellow. Very pale. Nice light syrup.

If you want darker syrup, keep cooking it but watch out as it can darken very quickly if you aren't paying attention.

Before you are satisfied with the color, turn off the heat and carefully pour the syrup into 3 clean/sterilized jars and screw on the lids. The syrup will continue to darken as it cools.

When the syrup has cooled for 15 minutes, turn the jars over and let the hot liquid cover the lids on the inside as an additional precaution.

Once they are almost cool, turn them back over.

The syrup is easy to measure out and keeps nearly forever.

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#5 Tue 02 Dec 08 1:26pm

shammrok

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Re: Golden Syrup

The golden syrup we have here is very treacle like and very hard to measure.

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#6 Tue 02 Dec 08 1:40pm

GeoffP

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Re: Golden Syrup

Easiest way to measure is using a warm spoon - either that, or blitz the jar briefly in the microwave smile

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#7 Tue 02 Dec 08 5:28pm

Chrissa SKG

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From Thessaloniki, GREECE
Member since Tue 04 Nov 08

Re: Golden Syrup

Thank you guys!!!!
you are GOLD yourselves

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#8 Wed 03 Dec 08 1:02am

TheBeast2

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Re: Golden Syrup

Light syrup, Geoff?

Golden Syrup is a nice amber colour. You won't get close to recreating it, though, so you'll just have to settle with a nice caramel.

But, if you want to get as close as possible, once it is made, hold it at a warm temperature (bottom of oven, lowest setting, door propped open) for 2 or 3 days.

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#9 Wed 03 Dec 08 5:04am

GeoffP

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Re: Golden Syrup

As it says in the recipe - "If you want darker syrup, keep cooking it but watch out as it can darken very quickly if you aren't paying attention."

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#10 Wed 03 Dec 08 5:30am

frizz1974

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Occupation Mother of 2 working more than full time
From Wallerawang, Oz
Member since Wed 29 Jun 05

Re: Golden Syrup

CSR & Bunderburg are the sugar companies that spring to mind. Golden Syrup is a by product of sugar refining.

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