This is the standard holy syrup that Arabs pour over most things sweet. This
syrup is used for a number of Middle Eastern pastries and treats. It will keep for
a very long time stored covered in the refrigerator.
3 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon rose water or orange blossom water
Dissolve sugar in water.
Add lemon juice, bring to a boil. Stir occasionally
until syrup slightly thickens (about 10 minutes).