Brandy and Lemon Syrup

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    15 minutes

    You can use this sugar syrup in cocktails as a sweetener or brush it on cakes. You can also substitute rum for the brandy.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 24 

    • 450ml water
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon
    • 4 tablespoons brandy (optional)

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a saucepan, combine water, sugar and lemon rind. Bring mixture to the boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes. Strain using a sieve into a sealable container, removing the lemon rind. Allow to cool, then cover and chill.
    2. When ready to use, mix in brandy. Brush onto cake layers before icing.

    Tip:

    If you want to save some time and washing up, simple cut a large strip of zest from a lemon and use that instead of the grated zest. You can then simply pick it out rather than sieving the syrup.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. very yummy! I used this on a wedding cake I was baking & it kept it so moist & gave it a fresh flavour. I didn't use the brandy however, but it was still wonderful!  -  29 Sep 2008

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    very good. I used this for a wedding cake I made for my sister. turned out wonderful  -  29 Sep 2008

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    I used amaretto instead of the brandy because I had an almond filling in my petit fours. It went very well! I did boil it all together also to reduce the alcohol since I was making them for a youngsters birthday.  -  29 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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