- 1 ¼ cups (300 ml) Water
- 4 cups (800 g ) Sugarfor a deeper flavor, substitute a little brown sugar
- 2 tbsp Lemon juicefresh or bottled, or ½ tsp citric acid
Homemade Golden Syrup
Love DIY recipes? Learn how to make this Homemade Golden Syrup with just three simple staple ingredients. The recipe yields 3 cups of golden syrup and is handy to keep on hand for use in any recipe that calls for a little or a lot of golden syrup.
Sugar, water, and lemon juice are all you need to whip up this simple recipe. Way too easy! And it will keep well in a clean glass jar for several months at room temperature. The syrup has a buttery texture and caramelized flavor and is a popular ingredient in Chinese and British cuisines. Plus, it makes a great honey substitute if you are vegan.
To make the Homemade Golden Syrup, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Homemade Golden Syrup
Add lemon juice
Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer, leaving the saucepan uncovered, let it simmer on low for 40-60 minutes or longer until the syrup turns amber. Don’t stir. If using a candy thermometer, it should read about 240-250 °F. If the syrup is too thick and stiff, reheat it, adding a bit of water. If the syrup is too runny, let the syrup caramelize longer.
Pour in jar
Store or use