Cooking Classics: Lemon-Mint Simple Syrup

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The Technique

Lemon-Mint Simple Syrup

The purpose of preparing a simple syrup is to be certain the sugar granules have been dissolved when sweet taste notes are need for a variety of uses in the kitchen. Although it’s primarily stirred into cocktails & classic everyday beverages, simple syrup is a valuable item in the bakeshop. Genoise, a simple sponge cake that achieves its volume through the incorporation of air rather than chemical leavening, benefits well from a generous swipe or two of simple syrup before building elegant desserts & when flavored, all the better. The syrup helps to keep the cake tender & moist. Learn valuable pointers for making Lemon-Mint Simple Syrup effortless to prepare.

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makes about 1 cup

1 cup sugar
1 cup water 
1/3 cup packed fresh mint leaves, bruised
The rind from a lemon
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Bring the water & the sugar to a boil of Medium-High heat, stirring occasionally. Cook the mixture until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat & add the mint & the lemon rind. Let stand 10 minutes. Pour the mixture through a fine wire mesh sieve & discard the solids. Stir in the lemon juice. Chill 1 hour.

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How To Make Lemon-Mint Simple Syrup

The essential oils found in the rind of lemons offers exceptional flavor when steeped in simple syrup while mint imparts a welcome garden-fresh note. Make a double batch as it’s sure to go quickly especially as the weather warms & a tall glass of Lemon-Mint Iced Tea is in order.

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The Technique

Rinse the lemon under cool water. Cut a small piece of the end away from one side of the fruit & place the flat portion onto the cutting board. Remove the outer peel of the lemon using a sharp vegetable peeler by moving from the top to the bottom of the fruit. Pick the lemon up, if necessary, to complete the task. Try to remove long pieces of the peel with each swipe as they will be easier to remove from the solution. Next, bruise the mint leaves by crushing them through your fingers before releasing them into the simple syrup. Allow the mixture to sit at least 10 minutes but the flavor will only intensify the longer it stands. Once the mixture has been strained, pour it into a jar with a tight fitting lid & place it in the refrigerator up to one week. 

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