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Simple Syrup

This simple syrup is used for a variety of Arab desserts

Author nadia hubbi


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 slice of lemon
  • 1 tsp orange blossom or rose water optional


  1. Bring to a boil
  2. Once it boils let it continue boiling for 10 minutes