Saturday, March 19, 2011

Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is a must-have of any pastry chef. It is something that is soooo simple (hence the name) and comes in handy so often. I use simple syrup with a little flavoring mainly to brush layers of cake before frosting to keep the cake moist and delicious. I also love to flavor my morning latte with some vanilla syrup, yum!

Simple syrup only takes two ingredients...sugar and water. Scale out equal amounts by weight.

First add the sugar to a small pan, then pour in the water.

Gently stir until all the sugar is mixed well with the water. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for one minute.

Voila! You're done! So easy right?

For the Vanilla Syrup, simply add a few teaspoons of vanilla extract to taste.

Yummy syrupy goodness :)

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