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Simple Syrup

This versatile syrup is a common component of many baking and pastry recipes including our classic Napoleon.
 Source: The Culinary Institute of America food enthusiast kitchens
Simple Syrup recipe by The Culinary Institute of America



Makes 2 cups

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  1. Stir the sugar and water together in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  2. Bring the syrup to a boil over high heat and boil without stirring for about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate until ready to use.

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