Corn Syrup Verses Golden Syrup

Decorating By cookylyn Updated 26 Jan 2016 , 1:32pm by cookylyn

cookylyn Posted 25 Jan 2016 , 11:00pm
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Can I use golden syrup to make modeling chocolate, or is there another substitute as in England I cannot get corn syrup thanks

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sleaky77 Posted 26 Jan 2016 , 12:01am
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I can't see why it wouldn't work but it would mess with any colours you were trying to make. I think I read somewhere glucose syrup works too and it's clear and no flavour. Or maybe honey?

ozcake Posted 26 Jan 2016 , 3:56am
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I have made modelling chocolate with glucose before and it works the recipe was from UK so I am thinking you should be able to get glucose there. 

810whitechoc Posted 26 Jan 2016 , 7:51am
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Golden syrup has a very strong colour, which would definitely create issues with white chocolate.

I only use glucose to make modelling chocolate as corn syrup is an imported product here and therefore very expensive.  Through trial and error I have discovered that the glucose from the supermarket is not the best to use as it has things added to it and doesn't make nice smooth modelling chocolate. The glucose available from the health food shop is the best because it is pure and produces a lovely smooth, easy to use modelling choc.

Of course that is the glucose available here, it maybe different where you live.  Check the labels because glucose is not all the same.

julia1812 Posted 26 Jan 2016 , 8:10am
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I also can't get corn syrup but actually our glucose syrup is made from corn (check the ingredients on the back) so I use that. Substitute 1:1.

Here's a good article about syrups :

http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2009/01/why-and-when-to-use-or-not-use-c/

cookylyn Posted 26 Jan 2016 , 1:32pm
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Thankyou very much for all your replies, I will have a go with the glucose and see how it goes, thanks again 

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