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Sweet sauces

brandy butter

noun

a thick sweet brandy-flavoured butter that you eat with Christmas pudding

butterscotch

noun

a type of sweet or a sweet sauce that is made by boiling brown sugar and butter together

conserve

noun

large pieces of fruit in a thick syrup

custard

noun

a sweet yellow sauce made from milk, eggs, and sugar

custard

noun

a soft, firm sweet food made from a mixture of milk, eggs, and sugar

maple syrup

noun

a thick sweet liquid taken from maple trees and used as a sauce

sauce

noun

a liquid food that you put on other foods to give them a particular flavour

syrup

noun

a sweet thick liquid made from sugar and other sweet substances, used as a sauce

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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