In order to celebrate Groundhog's day, I have decided to teach all of you my secret family recipe for
Considered a delicacy in Canada and many other countries, this sugary thick liquid appeals to all genders and ages. It's easy to create, all you need is
-A microwaveable cup/bowl
Now this recipe is extremely easy to follow, but it can be quite dangerous if done incorrectly. The video that I have included at the end will demonstrate a possible situation you may face.
But first off, the recipe.
You add any amount of sugar you want to your microwaveable cup. The more sugar you add, the more syrup you'll get.
Now here's the important part. You want to add a certain amount of water that is equal to the amount of sugar you added. This will create a nice, thick texture. If you want a more watery syrup, increasing the amount of water so that the ratio is 1.5:1 may also work.
Now you'll want to microwave this cup. What we're doing here is heating up the water and sugar, so that all the sugar can dissolve into the water. This is different than just combining water and sugar, as the heating process will ensure that there all the sugar will be gone.
BUT BEWARE. Excess heat can cause the sugar to burn. You want the water to boil, but not for a excessively long time. The amount of sugar and water I added into my shot glass may need only 30 seconds to heat up, but here's what happens when I microwave it for 2 whole minutes.
Note that the video starts when there is only 13 seconds left in the microwave, for timing purposes.
As a result of the excess heat, the sugar burned, creating a thick dark syrup. Science.
If done correctly, the homemade syrup would resemble what actual syrup resembles, minus the color. However you can customize this syrup however you want, adding things like chocolate or what not to change the color, and flavor. The sky is the limit.
The sky is also the limit when Fish is the times editor. He knows what he's doing.
And now here's a fun video