Monday, July 30, 2012

Sugar syrup

Sugar syrup

قطر، شيرة، عسل الحلويات

Most of the middle eastern desserts are topped with the sugar syrup. It adds sweetness, moist and enhances the flavor of the dessert.


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp orange blossom water ماء زهر
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • Optional (add any of these to flavor the syrup):
  • vanilla beans or cinnamon stick or saffron or orange zests or lemon zest. 


watch the steps demonstrated in the video above

- In a saucepan, mix the sugar, water, lemon juice and orange blossom water.

- stir the mixture well.

- turn up the heat, put the saucepan on the oven and keep stirring the mixture until it gets thickened or until the syrup begins to boil.

Hint: don't leave the mixture still or else the sugar may crystallize (it is important to keep stirring)

- Once the syrup is ready you can use it right away or pour it in a container for later uses. It is usually stored in room temperature. 


  1. I would also reccomend adding few cardamon cloves to that as an extra flavor
    Works amazingly
    Nice Blog :)

  2. Thanks Aya <3
    you can also add cardamon cloves, they will give it a great taste indeed