simple syrup

This syrup lives up to its name of being simple. All you do it is take equal parts sugar and water, and bring them to a boil. Then let it simmer for a few extra minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved. In cooking, sugar is considered a liquid since it dissolves when combined with another liquid but it’s not a cup-for-cup measurement. My basic recipe for simple syrup is 3/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup water for a generous cup of simple syrup.

You can add some oomph to your syrup by adding fresh herbs, just be sure to strain them out before using. Store leftover simple syrup in a sealed container in the fridge for up to one month.