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Old 12-28-2010, 07:58 AM   #1
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Sugar syrup problem

Today I was making some gingerbread flavored sugar syrup. It turned out tasting great, but its consistency is somewhat... strange. It is slimy and gooey, like a raw egg white. I have no idea why this has happened, is it possible that I overcooked it? I also used a mixture of white granulated sugar, brown granulated sugar and some muscovado sugar. Could that be the reason?

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Old 12-28-2010, 08:36 AM   #2
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possibly to much sugar and not enough water? What else did you put in?
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:56 AM   #3
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Try reheating it and mixing in a little water to thin it out.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:57 AM   #4
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I used 600 ml ( 2 1/2 cup) of water and 400 g (1 1/2 cup) of sugar + around 4 teaspoons of ground spices (ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, cloves and nutmeg) and 1 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
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the ground spices may make it a little pasty. you are better off using whole spices and fishing them out after.
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