Rose-Scented Simple Syrup


Preparation info

  • Makes

    2½ cups

    of syrup
    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

This basic syrup is used in many desserts. The appropriate ratio of sugar to water depends both on the recipe and on personal taste: We offer a suggested ratio in each recipe. A little lemon juice keeps the sugar from crystallizing. You can omit the rosewater if you like. In Gaza, the syrup is often made with the lemon juice alone, while elsewhere in Palestine, like Yaffa and Jerusalem, the scented waters are added.