Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup

Ingredients:   4 oz water 4 oz sugar (Just be sure to keep equal amounts of each)   Method:    Bring water to a boil.  Add sugar until completely dissolved.  This should take only 1-2 minutes. 2.    Let mixture cool.  Cover and refrigerate.  It’s that...
Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients: 1/2 pint (250 ml) milk 1  1/2 oz (65 g) sugar 1/4 oz (5 g) butter 1 oz (25 g) chocolate (block) 1/2 oz (10 g) cornflour   Method: 1.    Dilute the cornflour with a little of the milk.  Boil the remainder of the milk. 2.    Shred the chocolate, and...
Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce

Ingredients: 4 oz (100g) sugar 1/4 pint (125 ml) water   Method: 1.    Prepare the caramel by placing three-quarters of the water in a thick-bottomed pan, adding the sugar and allowing to boil gently, without shaking or stirring the pan. 2.    When the sugar has...
Raspberry Vinegar

Raspberry Vinegar

Ingredients: Ripe raspberries Malt vinegar Caster sugar   Method: 1.    To each 1 lb (500 g) fruit, add 1 pint (300 ml) vinegar.  Place in a china or glass bowl, cover with a clean cloth and leave to soak for 3-5 days. 2.    Strain off the liquid through a double...

Syrup for Freezing

Ingredients: Caster sugar Water   Heavy syrup:  2 lb (1 kg) to 2 pints (1.25 litres) Medium syrup:  1 lb (500 g) to 1 pint (.75 litres) Thin syrup:  8 oz (250 g) to 1/2 pint (300 ml)   Method: Add sugar to water and heat gently, stirring until the sugar has...
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