2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons white vinegar 2 tablespoons water 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/4 cup light corn syrup 6 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons chili sauce (sambal olek) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder pinch ground cayenne pepper
1. Combine vinegar and water in a small bowl. Whisk in cornstarch.
2. Combine the cornstarch solution with the remaining ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir often until mixture comes to a full boil, cook for 1 minute, then turn off the heat and let the sauce cool, uncovered. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
That is a really good recipe! When I'm in a fix and need to make up a sauce from what I have on hand I will add orange marmalade to some catsup and add a bit of water, garlic powder, minced onion, dried pepper flakes and a touch of celery salt.