Atter (Syrup)

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.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon rose water or orange blossom water

Instructions

  1. Dissolve sugar in water.
  2. Add lemon juice, bring to a boil. Stir occasionally until syrup slightly thickens (about 10 minutes).
  3. Add rose water towards end of cooking time.
  4. Let stand to cool.

Yields 3 cups.

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