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UK equivalent to Corn syrup?

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pigleychez Fri 16-Nov-12 16:07:43

Planning on attempting making my own Marshmallows and the recipes call for Corn Syrup.

Can you buy corn syrup in the uk? Had a little look in Sainsbury's today but didn't see any.
Can I substitute it for anything else?

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Nicknamegrief Fri 16-Nov-12 16:13:39

I believe you can use golden syrup as a like for like swap.

You can buy it on amazon I seem to recall (Karo corn syrup).

HFW has a recipe for marshmallows and that uses all English ingredients so may be an easier one to follow. Just can't recall what he uses (maybe sugar and water to make his own syrup but again not sure).

charleybarley Fri 16-Nov-12 16:18:29

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CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 16-Nov-12 16:19:10

Would liquid glycerine do it?

pigleychez Fri 16-Nov-12 20:33:07

Just checked out the HFW recipe and im going to give that one a try!


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GlaikitFizzog Fri 16-Nov-12 20:35:58

My American boss uses golden syrup instead of corn syrup.

barleysugar Fri 16-Nov-12 20:41:22

Golden syrup is your substitute.

Juliep101 Sat 04-Jan-20 08:19:39

Put the 500g granulated sugar in to the medium saucepan and add 250ml water. Turn the hob on low and stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar has completely dissolved and you can't see any grains left if you carefully tilt the pan. Now stop stiring. Rinse the sugar thermometer under the hot tap for a few seconds so it doesn't get too much of a shock, then stand it in the pan.

Raise the heat so the syrup comes to the boil. Stand a jug with a little hot water in it near the hob.

The sugar needs to boil fiercely until it gets to 122°C - the hard-ball stage. Watch the thermometer carefully, especially in the later stages of the sugar boiling. As the sugar gets to 122°C, immediately turn off the hob. Using oven gloves or a thick cloth to protect your fingers, take out the sugar thermometer and put it in the jug of water to cool down.

Juliep101 Sat 04-Jan-20 08:20:13

Just made this

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