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Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup

As easy as its name, simple syrup is a cinch to make and the perfect vehicle for flavor infusions! 

Keyword baking, recipe, simple syrup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author hannahabaffy

Ingredients

1:1 Ratio

  • 8 ounces (1 cup) sugar
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) water
  • rosemary, vanilla beans, etc. (optional)

2:1 Ratio

  • 16 ounces sugar extra fine
  • 8 ounces water

Instructions

  1. Hot Method

    Measure out your water and sugar into a saucepan, and set over medium heat.

    Heat the sugar and water, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved. If flavoring your syrup, add in your herbs, spices etc. and let everything come to room temperature. Strain out your additions and transfer to a container to store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  2. Cold Method

    Combine sugar and water in a container and give it a brisk stir.

    *We recommend using extra-fine sugar, as it dissolves much better.

    Stir the mixture every 15-20 minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved. If infusing with flavors add them in now. For soft leaves like mint, basil, and tarragon, infuse the syrup for approximately 10 hours. For sturdier herbs like thyme and rosemary, it's safe to continue infusing for up to a couple of days. Strain and discard the herbs and store the syrup in the fridge. If any syrup is not as flavorful as you like, add fresh herbs after discarding the spent ones. Inversely if the syrup has become too strong, add equal measures of sugar and water until it tastes just right.


Recipe Notes

*Follow the same instructions for both the 1:1 and 2:1 ratio syrups.  

*If any syrup is not as flavorful as you like, add fresh herbs after discarding the spent ones. Inversely if the syrup has become too strong, add equal measures of sugar and water until it tastes just right.