Lemon is one of those fruits that adds incredible flavor and can be used in both sweet and savory ways. It’s been a latest obsession of mine, and I have scrumptious recipes up my sleeve for lemon uses! Here I have a sweet way to extract lemon to flavor all kinds of desserts with a lemon simple syrup!
Also, to make things easier for more visual (AKA video lovers) learners, I’ve created a simple DIY tutorial to help you see how things look as they go! Let me know if this is helpful for you! 🙂
What you’ll need:
- 1 lemon, zested
- Vegetable peeler
- 1 small saucepan
- 1.5 cups water
- 0.5 cup white granulated sugar
- Stirring spoon
- Cutting board
- Cutting knife
- Small container
- Sieve/strainer/slotted spoon
So without further ado, let’s start and whet your appetites!
Step 1: First, zest the lemon with a vegetable peeler. Make sure not to get the whites of the lemon!
Step 2: Next, julienne (or thinly cut lengthwise) the lemon zest.
Step 3: After the lemon zest is prepped, place them in a small sauce pan and add 1 cup of water. Simmer everything for about 8 minutes.
Step 4: Drain the water from the sauce pan and keep the lemon zest in the pan. Add 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup water to the pan and simmer everything together for 15 minutes. Stir the contents halfway through to help everything dissolve!
Step 5: Next, use a sieve or slotted spoon to remove the lemon zest from the pan and pour the simple syrup into a small container! Using this recipe exactly will yield 1/2 cup of simple syrup.
Step 6: Finally, it’s time to decorate! Create your own label for the syrup and feel free to keep it for yourself, or wrap it up and gift it to a friend to let them know you think they’re sweet! 😉
I absolutely love this syrup, y’all! I have proof because as I was making it, I kept sneaking some in a spoon to eat as I went, and then I went ahead and created 2 gorgeous desserts (1 to eat and 1 to drink) that I’ll be sharing with you over the next few weeks! Let me know down below if you have any questions, or decide to make it for yourself! I’d love to see how you decorate your labels and how you incorporate such lovely deliciousness into your everyday life. Have a lovely day!
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