Welcome to Ashlee Marie. Today, we’re making lemon syrup. This can be used on breakfast, or
We’re going to start this syrup the same way we would any syrup. Two parts sugar-
-to one part water.
And, because we want this to be nice and lemony, we’re actually going to add the zest of a
Turn that on, and bring it to a boil.
We’ve brought it to a boil. All the sugar is dissolved, so I’m going to turn it down.
And now, we’re going to add some lemon juice.
Now, the reason that we don’t want to boil it with the lemon juice already in it is that when you
boil lemon juice, it tends to get this weird bitter taste to it, and that’s not what we’re looking for.
So, we just wanted to create the nice thick syrup with the water and sugar, and then add the
lemon juice for flavoring.
Mmm. It smells really good. We’re going to turn it off completely, let it cool, and then we’re
going to strain it. Alright, our syrup has cooled for about 10 minutes. And now, we’re going to
strain it to get all of those lemon zests out.
Our lemon syrup is finished, and now we’re going to coat our cakes with it. Putting syrup on
cakes helps strengthen the flavor, and it helps make them more moist. Now, because I freeze my
cakes, I’m not really worried about the moist factor. But, I do want to strengthen the flavor of
this cake, so any syrup will work.
The syrup has only been cooling for about 10 minutes, so it’s still nice and warm. And, that’s
good because it’s going to help soak into our cakes. Using a pastry brush,
-just brush it on.
It may seem like a lot, but feel free to be pretty liberal with this. And then, that’s going to settle
throughout the cake.
I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial for lemon syrup. I’m going to try it on these German pancakes
now. Surprisingly, I really love lemon on German pancakes. They taste amazing. And, using a
syrup instead of fresh squeezed lemon juice saves me a lot of time.
Mmm. It’s great.
It has this great, bright flavor that I really love. So, lemon syrup. Hope you guys enjoyed it. You
can have it on your breakfast foods. You can have it on cake as a sugar syrup. It is great either
way, and it really brightens up a lot of those flavors. I hope you guys give it a try. Let me know
what you think. Thanks for watching. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave me a comment if
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