Simple Syrup Qestion

Baking By lyndim Updated 1 Sep 2011 , 6:32am by fondantgrl

lyndim Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 1:22am
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Quick question, can you add flavoring to simple syrup? TIA!

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Normita Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 1:28am
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Yes you can! You can add extracts or liquors....but I would add a little at a time until the desired flavor is reached. I would start with a 1/2 teaspoon at a time. icon_smile.gif

mandyloo Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 1:30am
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You sure can, just about any flavoring you can think of. icon_biggrin.gif

scp1127 Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 6:16am
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In my opinion, it should only be used to add another dimension to the flavor, not as a fix for a dry cake. Infusions can include steeped coconut, other fruits, nuts... all filtered out. Alcohol usually does not need a base of simple syrup, as it can be brushed on the cake in any amount. In all of my recipes, I only have one simple syrup recipe used in a cake. It has coconut and coconut milk reduced and used only for flavor. If you need to use it to correct a dry cake, another recipe or method would be better.

fondantgrl Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 6:32am
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Originally Posted by lyndim

Quick question, can you add flavoring to simple syrup? TIA!

Make it easy on yourself. Use Torani italian Syrups.. They come in many flavors and no need to make it. that is what I do if I needs syrup to moisten cakes. Works great.

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