Thursday 1 September 2016

Simple Syrup

It's called "simple syrup" for a reason, you can't get any simpler than this.
Once your cake has cooled for a little while, brush the top of your cake with the syrup to prevent it drying out.
Especially useful if you are carving a cake, applying fondant and decorating.
It also helps to re-moisten if you've left the top of you cake go a little hard.

➻ For a simple syrup:
  • Equal parts of water and granulated sugar.
  1. Combine the sugar and water in a small pan
  2. Stirring all the time, smmer over a medium heat until sugar has dissolved. 
  3. Allow to cool.
  4. Decant into a clean container with a good, tight fitting lid.
  5. Store in refrigerator - will keep for several weeks.

➻ For a richer flavour:
  • Follow as above using brown sugar

➻ Infusions:
Add, to the hot mixture, any one of the following:
  • A vanilla pod
  • Lemon zest
  • Orange zest
  • Ginger
  1. When cooled, strain and decant

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