Love and Confections: July 2011

July 29, 2011

Simple Syrup

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A staple in every kitchen should be Simple Syrup, also known as liquid sugar simple syrup or bar syrup. It is made by stirring granulated sugar and water in a sauce pan until the sugar dissolves. The liquid is then cooled and can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The ratio of sugar to water is 1:1, and sometimes up to 2:1 - I personally use the 1:1 ratio when I make it.

Simple syrup can be used to sweeten drinks - like sweet tea, juices, and alcoholic beverages -, moisten cakes, candying fruits, and many more culinary applications. Simple syrup can also be flavored with ingredients such as vanilla beans, mint, basil, coffee, etc. The flavor possibilities are endless.

Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup Ingredients:
- 16 ounces Sugar
- 16 ounces Water

Simple Syrup Directions:
1. Combine Sugar and Water in sauce pan. Stir and place over medium heat.
2. Stir occasionally while the sugar dissolves in the water.
3. Once the sugar has completely dissolved, remove from heat and let it come to room temperature before using
4. If not using immediately, place in airtight container in the refrigerator. Shake before use.

Until next time,

July 28, 2011

Watermelon Scented Water

Watermelon and water combine for a refreshing and delicious way to get your daily water requirement!

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