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Sugar Syrup

Updated February 23, 2016
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I don’t like using a simple syrup, a one-to-one ratio of sugar to water, because it’s too thin. Whether it’s used for brushing onto cake layers or sweetening toasted nuts, simple syrup makes the components a little too wet. This sugar syrup has almost double the amount of sugar.

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

Recipe Coursedessert

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturesweet

Ingredients

  • Extra-fine granulated sugar, 16 ounces (2 cups)
  • Water, 1¼ cups
  • 2-quart, heavy-bottomed saucepan

Instructions

Combine the sugar and water in a 2-quart, heavy-bottomed saucepan and stir thoroughly. Bring the mixture to a light simmer over medium-high heat to dissolve the sugar. Do not bring to a rolling boil. Immediately remove the mixture from the heat and set aside to cool completely. Label, date, and refrigerate in an airtight container.

Variations

You can flavor this syrup with liqueurs of your choice, using 1 to 2 tablespoons per ½ cup of syrup. For alcohol-free variations, cook the syrup with up to 2 tablespoons of orange, lemon, or lime zest.

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