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No corn syrup? Make your own with only 3 ingredients!



One of the basic baking ingredients that’s particularly tough to come by in Israel is corn syrup. 

And some Fridays, it seems like every single recipe I want to try – whether it’s pecan pie (or the pecan bars I made today!), peanut brittle, or something else – relies on a generous quantity of the stuff.  Corn syrup in a recipe isn’t just for flavour, so as most people have found, you usually can’t just substitute something else, like honey, maple syrup, or straight sugar. 

Corn syrup does some kind of magic that I can’t explain and helps things thicken up and set, especially in candy making.  (If you know, feel free to explain it to me in the comments!)

But there is one thing you can substitute:  INVERT SUGAR.

Invert sugar is a sugar-water syrup that’s been boiled to 236°F (114°C) and then cooled off slightly.  At that temperature, the sugar turns… well, magical.  Again, explain it to me in the comments.  But essentially – it turns into corn syrup.  Light corn syrup, and it’s true that it doesn’t have that strong “corn syrup” flavour that I love.  But it will turn out beautiful

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