Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Root Beer #1

Roots and Stuff

So a while ago I decided to try to make cola syrup, using all natural ingredients. It came out pretty good. So... I decided to try to make root beer next.

Found one recipe. Tried it. It smells like root beer while it's simmering for the first few minutes...
Simmering Roots & Stuff
Then it starts to smell more like an old fashioned general store or the Herb Garrett museum...

The recipe called for molasses and dark brown sugar. This is where it went horribly wrong, I think... those things are very strong in flavour and it was completely misplaced in the flavour spectrum. I think I'm going to go back to my cola recipe and use white sugar, glucose syrup and caramel colouring (actually gravy browning...) to get the right colour if necessary.

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