Many a time, I have excitedly looked at a recipe and got dejected the moment I read ‘Corn Syrup’. This is not an easily available ingredient in India. One can always substitute with honey, but certain recipes do not permit that. Modelling Chocolate, one of my most ambitious projects, called for corn syrup and no honey. I was worried that if I don’t get corn syrup, I won’t be able to do the project. Well, it’s something that can’t be made at home but thanks to my research, I found a solution to it.
So all those who are disheartened about non-availability of Corn syrup needn’t worry. This substitute really works. Now no more walking up and down the aisle of the grocery store double checking for Corn syrup..
Light Corn Syrup Substitute
Sugar- 2 cups
Water- 3/4 cup
Cream of tartar- 1/4 teaspoon (You can use same amount of lime juice instead)
Salt- a pinch
Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir often. Cover the pan with lid and simmer for about 3 minutes. Take the lid off and stir and let it simmer till you get the right consistency. Switch off the heat. Cool and pour into a container. This can be stored at room temperature for upto 2 months.