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Simple Syrup Recipe
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Simple Syrup
A must-have sweetener. It’s not called “simple” for nothing. See more
  • READY IN 30 mins

Simple Syrup

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"Simple syrup is a commonly used ingredient in many cocktails and other drink recipes. It's also easy to make!"

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  • PREP

    1 min
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 11, 2006

I worked in a famous Italian Bakery visted by even movie stars and this was their now not so secret way of keeping their cakes fresh and moist! They made it by the gallons and added oranges cut in half during the boiling process. They also added amaretto licqure to it. They kept it in a bottle (wine or pop bottle will do) and sprinkled it on both the centre and top layers before icing. Just add a sprinkle to make it moist-don't soak it or you'll have a gross soggy cake. Good Luck!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 16, 2011

Did not work for what I had planned, which was syrup for snow cones & slushies. Too Sweet

 
Dec 07, 2003

I use this syrup to brush on cake layers for extra moisture. I just flavor it to taste with whatever - whiskey, vanilla, almond, liqueur - whatever! I store mine in the refrgerator since it seems to get modly if left out.

 
Dec 11, 2003

It was easier and faster to prepare this myself than to run up to the store to buy it!! I made it in less than 4 or 5 minutes. Also, since it's equal parts of sugar and water, it's easy to remember for future!

 
Jul 13, 2005

I made this specifically for iced tea. My kids used to heap sugar by the wheelbarrow into their bitter iced tea. Now, with this, I can monitor how much sugar actually goes into the tea. I added a few drops of lemon juice, and it's great. Thanks for the recipe Shaggy!

 
Dec 07, 2003

This is really easy! just pour out as much as you plan on using, or else you get crumbs in it and have to throw the rest away. A great way to put moisture on your cakes.

 
Mar 11, 2004

I made this...just for the heck of it and ended up using it in my iced tea. It's quick and easy to remember. I like the idea of brushing this between cake layers. Thanks for sharing.

 
May 25, 2005

Very easy to make. It lasts awhile in the fridge too.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 48 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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