Sugar Syrup

Preparation info

  • Makes

    300 ml

    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Feast of Fish

A Feast of Fish

By Ian McAndrew

Published 1989

  • About


  • 225 g/8 oz sugar
  • 300 ml/½ pint water


    Bring the sugar and the water to the boil in a saucepan. When it comes to the boil, skim off any scum that comes to the surface (this is the impurities in the sugar coming out). If you use sugar cubes instead of granulated, there should be less scum as it is normally purer. Boil for a couple of minutes until syrupy, then allow to go cold. The syrup will keep for weeks in a cool place.