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Brandy sugar syrup recipe

Brandy sugar syrup recipe

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Sugar syrup is brushed on cakes for added moisture and flavour. You can also use this syrup to sweeten cocktails or cold summer drinks.

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IngredientsServes: 24

  • 450ml (16 fl oz) water
  • 200g (7 oz) caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 4 tablespoons brandy

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:5min ›Ready in:15min

  1. In a saucepan, combine water, sugar and lemon zest. Bring mixture to the boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes. Strain using a sieve into a sealable container, removing the lemon zest. Allow to cool, then cover and chill.
  2. When ready to use, mix in brandy. Brush onto cake layers before icing.

Tip:

If you want to save some time and washing up, simple cut a large strip of zest from a lemon and use that instead of the grated zest. You can then simply pick it out rather than sieving the syrup.

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Reviews in English (12)

by bizzymomma

I used amaretto instead of the brandy because I had an almond filling in my petit fours. It went very well! I did boil it all together also to reduce the alcohol since I was making them for a youngsters birthday.-29 Sep 2008

by STEPHCAMP

very yummy! I used this on a wedding cake I was baking & it kept it so moist & gave it a fresh flavor. I didn't use the brandy however, but it was still wonderful!-23 Apr 2008

by Katrinka

Made this using amaretto instead of brandy, and it was wonderful. It kept the cake very, very moist. Everyone raved about how good it was!-04 Jul 2009

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