Sweet Lemon Honey Syrup

    20 minutes

    This is a Greek style lemon and honey syrup which is usually poured over cakes or baklava. You can also use it as is over pancakes or waffles.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 375g honey
    • 120ml water
    • 2 large lemons, juiced
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon rind, finely grated

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a small saucepan, combine the honey, water, lemon juice and rind. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until boiling. Continue to boil until the mixture is reduced by a quarter.


    If you're using this for a cake, pour hot syrup over cooled cake and allow to sit for a few minutes before serving. Alternatively, pour cooled syrup over the hot cake straight out of the oven.

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    Used different ingredients. This syrup went wonderfully with Honey Cake. I did substitute some of the honey for marmalade because it was less expensive but it still had a great flavour and consistency.  -  08 Oct 2008


    For you information, vegans definitely do not eat honey. Let me explain: We consider it cruel as the bees make it for their own dietary needs, that is to feed their hives and sustain their young. The production of honey from a single bee over its entire lifetime is only one-twelfth of a teaspoon! So each tablespoon of honey represents the workload of thirty six bees!! Furthermore, to obtain the honey, the bees are smoked out of their hives, which goes straight into their eyes and respiratory system. Bees are killed in this process. Please remove the vegan label or adjust your recipe accordingly.  -  16 Oct 2009


    It wasn't bad. But way too sweet for my family.  -  08 Oct 2008