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Simple Syrup Two Ways (Traditional & Low Carb)


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  • Author: Asha

Ingredients

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Traditional Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup of water (preferably filtered water)
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar (preferably organic)

Monkfruit Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup of water (preferably filtered water)
  • 1/2 cup of granulated Monkfruit (such as “classic” Lankanto brand)
  • tiny pinch of xanthan gum (no more than a 16th of a teaspoon or the syrup becomes gummy)

Instructions

Traditional Simple Syrup

  1. Add the water and the sugar to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium/ high heat. Stir often to avoid scorching the sugar.
  2. When the sugar has completely dissolved, remove the pot from the heat and allow the syrup to cool to room temperature. 
  3. When the syrup is cool decant into a clean jar or bottle with a tight-fitting lid and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  4. *This simple syrup can be kept in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. Should it begin to crystallize, rewarm the syrup until the crystals dissolve.

Monkfruit Simple Syrup

  1. Add the granulated Monkfruit and the water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until all of the Monkfruit has dissolved. Stir often to avoid scorching the Monkfruit.
  2. Once the Monkfruit is dissolved, remove from the heat and sprinkle with a tiny pinch of xanthan gum. Whisk until the xanthan gum has dissolved.
  3. Let the syrup cool to room temperature then decant into a clean jar or bottle with a tight-fitting lid and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Notes

This simple syrup can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week. Should it begin to crystallize rewarm until the crystals have dissolved. 

Lightly inspired by stepawayfromthecarbs.com

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