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This review is from: The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook: Old-Fashioned Recipes from New York's Sweetest Bakery (Hardcover)
I have had this book only a couple of weeks and i've already tried about five of the recipes. If you dont have any american measuring cups its worth buying a set just so you can use this book. I found the recipes very easy to follow, and the layout of the book old fashioned and charming. All of the recipes i tried worked out great, apart from one, and i think that was a botch on my part. I will most certainly consider buying another book by the same author. The only problem i had was finding 'corn syrup'in this country, which is included in a few of the recipes.
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Initial post: 21 Aug 2008 19:41:23 BDT
If you subsitute corn syrup for glycerine, you should get the same results. I have tried for many years to obtain corn syrup in the UK, but nowhere stocks it.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2008 09:53:34 BDT
Selfridges stock it, as do some of the delis with American sections. May be harder to find outside of London.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2008 16:32:55 GMT
Ms. H. Sinton says:
'Lets Eat Direct' are a store based in Milton Keynes but have a very good postal service and they stock corn syrup as well as many other American foods. Their website is http://www.letseatdirect.com/
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2014 13:32:21 GMT
Typically Golden syrup is used in the UK for baking, it has a similar colour and consistency.
Posted on 7 Sep 2015 15:17:46 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Sep 2015 15:59:34 BDT
Karo is the most commonly used light corn syrup and is available in the UK.. in the UK some supermarkets sell Karo in the larger stores, or amazon sell karo here:
Karo Light Corn Syrup 473ml
There are also numerous recipes out there, any one of which will make an easy substitute for corn syrup, one such recipe: Light Corn Syrup substitute = 1&1/4 Cups of Granulated Sugar + plus 1/4 Cup Water.. boil until syrupy and I think until sugar has melted/isn't grainy.
makes 1 cup light corn syrup substitute..
For dark corn syrup: 1 cup light corn syrup ( I assume the above substitute for light corn syrup will work instead) plus 1/4 cup molasses (dark / black treacle).
These are only a few recipes.. there are many more available online.
Recipes taken from: http://www.eatbydate.com/substitutions/co
Hope that helps.
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