Advice 1: How to make corn syrup

Many recipes include corn syrup. Usually this product is used in the home for protection sweet treats from saccharification and added to the dough, to the homemade pastries long callous. However, it is not always the hosts manage to find a scarce ingredient in stores. There are ways of making corn syrup at home, and the recipes are his imitations.
How to make corn syrup
You will need
  • Syrup for the corn broth:
  • - fresh corn on the cob (3 PCs.);
  • - water (1,5 l);
  • - salt (2 teaspoons);
  • - granulated sugar (1 kg);
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice (3 tablespoons);
  • vanillin (10 g).
  • Imitation corn syrup:
  • - granulated sugar (200 g);
  • - water (80 ml);
  • - citric acid (0.5 teaspoon);
  • - baking soda on a knife tip.
Clean the corn cobs and cut them into circles with a thickness of a few centimeters. Put the chopped food in an enamel pan with cold water, bring to a boil, and then boil them on low heat for 1-1. 5 hours. Do not forget from time to time stir contents of the pan. Half of the liquid in the pot should boil.
Remove cobs, strain the corn broth through a fine sieve and pour it into a clean saucepan. Add the liquid, sugar, salt and vanilla, then carefully stir all the ingredients. Fresh lemon blanch in boiling water for three minutes, then roll it, strongly pressing his hand to the table surface. Make a deep longitudinal cut on one side of the fruit open and squeeze the desired amount of fresh juice in the broth of corn.
Place a container with the resulting mixture on the stove and make a small fire. Cook corn syrup should be at least one and a half to two and sometimes to three hours. Before you remove the pan from the heat, it is necessary to check the readiness of the substance. To do this, enter a small amount of sweet pulp in the spoon and pour it back into the bowl in a thin stream – it should be heavy, dense, pour a continuous ribbon. Externally, corn syrup reminiscent of molasses or honey paste.
Make a simulation of the confectionery product is invert syrup. Due to its properties it will easily replace the corn and will allow you to significantly reduce the time for product preparation. For a start, stir in water, sugar and citric acid, then place the saucepan with the mixture on the stove and bring to a boil.
Boil the syrup, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes. Turn off the stove and let the contents of the cookware to cool slightly. After that, mix baking soda with a small amount of cool boiled water and stir it into the syrup. Stir the substance until it stops foaming.
Useful advice
In some cases, a good substitute for corn syrup is natural honey. However, this product has a rich taste and strong aroma is felt in the ready-made treats and baked goods. Sometimes this property of honey is not welcome in recipes. In addition, some may be allergic to bee products. Corn syrup, unlike honey, it has neutral flavor and rarely causes allergic reactions. The exception is an intolerance to citrus.

Advice 2: How to make caramel popcorn

All of us from childhood familiar taste of popcorn. Most often it is sold at festivals, at sea and in cinemas. Popcorn is a snack that is loved equally by adults and children. Or exploding popcorn, popcorn is the only grain that, when heated, bursts. Grain popcorn explode because each kernel contains a small amount of water. When the grain is heated, water turns into steam. The popcorn is large in fiber, which means that it improves the activity of the gastrointestinal tract and reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood. In order to diversify the taste quality of this product, use different nutritional supplements. Some like only salty popcorn, other sweet. Surprising is not only a variety of tastes, but a spectrum of colors. Children like to eat sweet colored popcorn. In order to please their households, can prepare popcorn and themselves in home conditions.
Caramel and popcorn - a favorite candy of kids
You will need
    • popcorn (8 tbsp.);
    • ordinary sugar (3/4 tbsp.);
    • brown sugar (3/4 tbsp.);
    • corn syrup (1/2 tbsp.);
    • water (1/2 tbsp.);
    • vinegar (1 tsp.);
    • salt (1/4 tsp);
    • butter (3/4 C.)
Take the saucepan, put into it the sugar, corn syrup, water, vinegar and salt. Mix all until smooth.
Put the saucepan on the gas. Heat the contents over medium heat to a boil. Constantly stir. Cook until until the temperature reaches 260 degrees.
Make a fire easy. Add in a lot of butter. Continue to stir.
Then take the popcorn and add it to the caramel. Continue to stir until then, until the popcorn is covered with caramel crust.
Take pan, put foil paper. The sweetness spread in a thin layer on a baking sheet and refrigerate. Popcorn with caramel is ready!
To prepare the popcorn on the stove you can't use butter.
One serving of popcorn contains only thirty calories, so nutritionists recommend popcorn as a substitute for bread for people who are overweight.
Useful advice
If the popcorn does not freeze on a baking sheet, put it in the oven for 1 hour and stir every 15 minutes. Store in a tightly sealed box.
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