Simple syrup is exactly that: simple. It is a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water that is boiled together. Once cooled, it has many uses. Use it to make lemonade, sweeten your drinks, drizzle it on sliced fruit or ice-cream… even brush it onto cakes. I like to make it in large batches because it keeps perfectly well in the refrigerator. That way, whenever I need an extra kiss of sweetness, the simple syrup will always be there for me.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1. In a saucepan, dissolve the sugar into the water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once the syrup reaches a boil, remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature before using or storing.
2. Refrigerate any unused syrup in a covered container.
3. Wasn’t that easy? How sweet!