Simple Syrup

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Simple syrup is a great all-purpose glaze for cakes and fruitcakes, adding moisture and a bit of sweetness. It's also a key element in certain mixed drinks. Looking for a simple recipe for simple syrup? You've found it.

Note: Don't expect this syrup to be thick and syrup-like; it's not. It's a bit thicker than water, though not much — which is exactly how it should be.

Simple Syrup

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Yield: 1 1/3 cups
Published: 02/04/2011

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Directions

1) Place the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat.

2) Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

3) Simmer for 3 minutes, without stirring. Remove from the heat, and cool to room temperature.

4) Store airtight in the refrigerator indefinitely.

Yield: 1 1/3 cups.

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