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Honey Syrup for Rolled Baklava

  • Yield: Makes 3 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2000


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, plus zest from half a lemon
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 tablespoons honey


  1. Combine sugar with 2 cups water in a small saucepan. Stir to dissolve. Add lemon juice, zest, and cinnamon sticks to pan. Place over medium-high heat, and cook to 221 to 222 degrees on a candy thermometer.

  2. Add honey and stir to combine.


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