First some background to understand why this process was chosen.
After retiring many tests were done with cooking. Great meals were cooked,
along with sudden trips to fast-food take-out. A hummingbird feeder is maintained
for the entire summer, requires mixing sugar & water many times. Amounts and
processes used for golden/invert syrup found online, are all over the map.
Ingredients & Amounts chosen, approximately ½ pound of Golden Syrup
1 cup Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Florida Crystals
1 cup Distilled Water
7.5 ml (1 1/2 teaspoons) Fresh Squeezed lemon juice
1. Mixed all ingredients in a small sauce pan. Every few minutes mixed again, continued until sugar
was totally dissolved and not cloudy. Granules sticking to the bottom were scraped with a spatula,
then stirred. Didn't continue until no traces of sugar granules were observed.
2. Placed pan on smallest gas burner, and on lowest setting.
3. Temperature variance found online is 236 f – 310 f. A temperature of 250 f was selected,
and obtained after 2.5 hours. No stirring for entire 2.5 hours, taken off burner when temp hit 250 f.
4. Glass jar used to store golden syrup was filled a couple of times with very hot water, then
dumped. Continued until glass jar was hot.
5. Poured golden syrup into empty hot jar, after totally cooled put on lid.
Chose sugar to water ratio 1-1. Ratio 2-1 sugar to water, resulted in a very thick hardened syrup.
Desire syrup that pours easily. Purest cane sugar available was chosen to avoid possible reactions
that I may be unaware of. Used distilled water to avoid reactions with minerals, and
or chemicals. Fresh lemon juice was used to avoid possible preservatives/additives and to ensure it’s fresh.
Pic below (I hope)https://ubuqoa.bl.files.1drv.com/y4mCh5wKiHGD2S4Bxk3f_KERCXjzKA_HEAATaKo8JpNGkHIdo8cksPf0KXFdWQBTrMdc4neY8JkhFCVElICd7TkZ83TEYnRJyUPqnnYENRuYc6yupQWoUl-ehGR818WjFmHdiCg1EtG9ZvbKDOfX5V-mise5gJ9AWCaDSlHEzkZxOEB0G6F1TzfT3BqTFDBjkdMnCd-IF8fgv-9fKjw_PSZ1A/IMG_0240.jpg?psid=1
Consistency is thicker than maple syrup, but thinner than honey.