How to Make Simple Syrup (and Why You Need It in Your Life Right Now!) by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of KSCU 103.3 FM LIVE Food Talk Radio S.F. Bay Area
Let's make simple syrup! Typically I use a 2 to 1 ratio (2 sugar, 1 water) to make my simple syrup.
Here’s how to make it:
- Combine all ingredients in a pot.
- Bring mixture to a roaring boil. Reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for at least 10 minutes to reduce and thicken.
You can make a variation on flavors by adding vanilla bean pods or other various spices. Experiment! Just remember simple syrup has a horrible life span – foodborne microbs grow fast here! It should be used within the week and kept refrigerated.
What can you use it for?
- Added to fresh lemon juice with ice, it will make the best lemonade you've ever had.
- A must have in your home bar.
- Used in many ice cream and sorbet recipes.
- Great addition to a citrus salad vinaigrette.
- Wonderful infused with basil or other herbs and glazed on grilled vegetables, especially carrots.
- Great base for many delicious Asian marinades.
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