Orgeat Syrup

Orgeat Syrup

In cooking, a syrup or sirup is a condiment that is a thick, viscous liquid comprising primarily of a mixture of sugar in water, containing a large number of melted sugars but displaying little inclination to deposit crystals. Its texture is similar to that of molasses. The viscosity arises from the various hydrogen bonds between the liquefied sugar, which contains many hydroxyl (OH) groups.
Syrups can be made by melting sugar in water or by lowering naturally sweet juices such as cane juice, sorghum juice, maple sap, or agave nectar. Corn syrup is made from corn starch utilizing an enzymatic process that converts it to sugars.

Equipment

  • Pot
  • Bottle

Ingredients
 
 

  • 8 oz Almonds
  • 12 oz Sugar
  • 10 oz Water
  • 1 tsp Orange Flower Water
  • 1 oz Brandy

Instructions
 

  • Add water and sugar to sauce pan and heat until clear.
    10 oz Water, 12 oz Sugar
  • Chop almonds into small bits and add to sugar syrup.
    8 oz Almonds
  • Simmer for three minutes and gradually increase temperature until mixture boils.
  • Remove from Heat and add Brandy and Orange Flower water to mixture.
    1 oz Brandy, 1 tsp Orange Flower Water
  • Let sit for 3-8 hours.
  • Strain using two layers of cheese cloth or a nut milk bag, and bottle.

NUTRITION

Serving: 1tsp | Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
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