A combination of sugar and water that is cooked over a low to medium heat setting, stirring contents until the sugar is fully dissolved and the mixture is clear. The mixture is then boiled for approximately one minute. The most common ratio used to make this syrup is equal parts of both sugar and water. However, some prefer to make a syrup with what is considered to be thicker or thinner texture, using less sugar to make a thinner version. Three parts water to one part sugar will produce a thin syrup, while one part water to one part sugar will produce a thick syrup. Simple syrup is used for making many candies but is also, used to glaze baked goods, as an added ingredient to frostings and it is used in preserving fruit. Another name for Sugar Syrup is "simple syrup."
The 11 days before Christmas are dedicated to cookies. At the end of the day you have to choose the best cookie recipe to treat Santa! So this is my first and favorite cookie recipe!
This sugar cookie recipe is very simple and yet delicious. It is cooked by my mom for at least 2 decades now. The recipe is good for any occasion: Christmas and Valentines Day, New Year or Halloween.
This versatile Powdered Sugar Frosting recipe can be made thick enough to use for detailed decorating and it can be easily thinned down to be used as a glaze. It works well for cake decorating, frosting cupcakes and brownies, and for decorating cookies.
Stages of Sugar | Testing with a Candy Thermometer | Testing with Cold Water Method
When a recipe indicates that a sugar mixture needs to cook to a specific stage, the most accurate method to use is a candy thermometer to test the temperature as it is cooking.