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Johnny Iuzzini's Simple Syrup

This simple syrup recipe from pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini's "Dessert FourPlay" is used to make Chocolate-Beet Cakes with Candied Beets and Rose Petals.

  • Yield: Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, February Winter 2009


  • 2 cups sugar


  1. Bring sugar and 2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Let cool completely.

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  • clene
    31 AUG, 2010
    can splenda brand sweetner be used in place of sugar for simple syrup?