Sweet and Sour Sauce

"This is a very easy sauce to make and much tastier and more economical than the purchased bottled variety. The vegetable stock can be substituted for pineapple juice or just plain old water. I use the juice when I am making a stir fry that I will throw some pineapple pieces into. You can vary the ingredients to your taste. To make this sauce gluten free, ensure that you use a GF stock, soy sauce and maize cornflour. White Wings cornflour and Fountain soy sauce are currently gluten free in Australia. The sauce will keep easily for a week in the refrigerator"
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  • Stir the cornflour into the water.
  • Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over a medium heat.
  • Stir the mixture constantly and bring it to the boil. Continue to stir until the sauce thickens.
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • NOTE: For a thicker sauce add more cornflour eg to use as a dipping sauce.

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  1. Sydney Mike
    I'm another one who made this as a dipping sauce! Used the pineapple juice, too, & it made for a great for both some chicken tenders AND some baked potato wedges! A great keeper, for sure! [Made & reviewed in I Recommend]
  2. weekend cooker
    Used this as a dipping sauce for some chicken tenders..Made recipe as written with no adjustments, and would not adjust in the future. Everyone here enjoyed this very much. Made for I recommend tag..
  3. Lavender Lynn
    This made a great sauce for meatballs at my bunko night. Everyone loved it. Super easy and delicious. Made for Best of 2011.
  4. Peter J
    Simple great sauce that was wonderful with some battered prawns. I used it as a dipping sauce and was a little heavy-handed on extra cornflour, I used a full tablespoon whereas probably should have gone with about 3/4. Didn't affect the taste though and was very much enojoyed!
  5. Sarah_Jayne
    I rather liked this sauce. It was really easy to make and it wasn't nearly as sweet as I thought it would have been which is a good thing for me. I think it was the stock (vegetable in my case) that gave it a bit more of a richness than just a sickly sweet taste that you can sometimes get with sweet and sour. I used left over chicken from a store bought roasted chicken and some veggies together with the sauce to make a very quick and nice sweet and sour chicken dish. Made for ZWT4.


  1. Boomette
    This sauce is good but I think I may like it more with less soy sauce and maybe use ketchup instead of tomato sauce. I found it not enough sweet. Thanks Jubes :) Made for I Recommend tag game


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