Simple Syrup

This basic syrup has dozens of uses, from moistening cakes to sweetening mixed drinks. It’s also a key ingredient in fresh fruit sorbet.

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2 cups sugar
1 cup water

1. Pour the sugar into a small saucepan.

2. Add the water and stir.

3. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and cook for a minute or two, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves.

4. Allow the simple syrup to cool to room temperature undisturbed.

5. Pour the syrup into a clean container and refrigerate. It will keep indefinitely if you are careful to use clean utensils when working with it.


Preparation Time: 
10 plus minutes plus 1 hour downtime.