Simple Syrup

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!

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  1. Pingback: Grapefruit Sorbet « I'm Not A Cook

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