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Orgeat Syrup


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Orgeat Syrup

TooLooseLaTrek | Jun 23, 2009 11:02 AM

This past weekend I attempted to make homemade orgeat syrup.It didn't go well.The recipe I used was found on eGullet and I doubled checked the proportions with a couple of other recipes I found on the web.So I went through straining and squeezing the liquid from an almond/apricot kernel/water mixture.Did this 3 times.Put it on my stove and added sugar.This is where I ruined the syrup.The instructions said to bring to a boil and cook until the temperature of the syrup was 230 to 235 degrees.I never got the temp. that high and ending up burning the mixture.So after all that I dumped(or more accurately scraped) it out.After this I looked at some other recipes that said to heat until the sugar dissolved and take it off the heat or leave it on a low simmer for about 15 minutes.I am going to try to make it again this weekend and was wondering about how much time I should leave it on the heat and should it be low heat/medium heat,etc? Thanks for your help.

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