Syrup

Atr (utt-terr)

Preparation info

  • About

    1½ cups

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

  • About

Referred to by some as simple syrup, I think of it as essential syrup. While it’s very easy to make, it is important not to over-boil the syrup. The longer you boil the sugar and water mixture, the thicker the syrup will become. When it gets too thick, it will not be absorbed as well by the sweets you are preparing it for.

Ingredients

For the Syrup

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, strained

    Method

    Prepare Ahead

    You can prepare this days to weeks in advance. Cool completely prior to storing it in an airtight container at room temperature.